Archive for June 23rd, 2021

The summer solstice makes it officially summer. What’s more summery than the ocean? Following Kim Douillard on Instagram takes me to the Pacific Ocean. She lives near San Diego, California. During the school year, she teaches third grade. Her happy place is taking photos at the beach. On her blog, Thinking through my Lens, she writes poetry, shares writing lessons, and posts amazing photographs. Last night I saw this picture which totally took me to a new place. Let’s see if we can make this photo come more alive with poetry offerings. Join me in the comments by writing your own small poem.

San Clemente, California by Kim Douillard

How to be an Ocean Wave

Rise up with grit.
Roar with spirit.
Open your heart and hands.
Make life grand!

Margaret Simon, draft

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