Shawn L. Bird

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poem- golden April 24, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:55 pm
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We are in a golden land:

A singular moment in time.

Everything glows.

We are our best

You are your best

We have created something beautiful,

something brilliant,

something ephemeral

that we wish to hold,

to savour,

to celebrate.

All we can to do is notice

this golden moment

and bask in the glow

until it’s faded away.

All we can do is be thankful

we are here.

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This is dedicated to my colleagues at ERS.  We have such an amazing school, full of laughter and community, but the cuts to funding mean that some of what makes us amazing will shortly end.  

There are so many moments like this in our lives.  It can happen when we come together with like-minds at a conference or festival, for example.  Theatre productions are usually like this.  We come together and magic happens.  We glory at what we are part of, knowing that a component of its beauty is that it will not last, and hoping that while it exists, it makes a difference to those we touch.

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poem- help September 18, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:15 am
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Everything

is easier when somebody

helps you.

 

Dance dance dance! September 19, 2012

Filed under: fun — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:39 am
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The high school where I teach English and Drama this year, is famous for its amazing dance program.  Here’s a Youtube video of the Pleasant Valley Secondary Adrenaline Dance Team in action:

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The camera was really close in ^^^^ that version ^^^^ though the energy is particularly high because it’s a competition.  Here is a performance of the same number, with a wider perspective:

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