Good Bye Winter,
You've been swell. My family and I managed to stay healthy. I wrote lots thanks to Laura Shovan's February Poem Project and Ethical ELA, and my friend Ox. School kept me busy in good and creative ways.
But, if I'm honest, I won't miss you, winter. I look forward to the warmth and sunshine of approaching spring and summer.
Ox and I continue to play. I've started thinking of the padlet of ox poems as Hamish's padlet . His poem was the first of 2021.
Since January, Hamish has made friends with oxen from China, Mississippi, Australia, Canada as well as people of the past such as photographer Dorthea Lange. This week, Hamish met a hard-working team from County Sligo, Ireland when I learned a mountain range named, The Ox Mountains, is located there.