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A Flare for the Dramatic

You really know you read a lot of poetry with your kids, when you ask your seven year old to write 5 sentences with her spelling words and this is what she comes up with:

Change the day to a pleasant one. 
Ready all are we.  
By chance, by chance, no one will say, this is not a pleasant day.

Few by few, day or night, daily conscience shine o shine.

And then you know you've listened to disney and Miley Cyrus with the other 2 sentences:

Picture the colors of the wind.

It's the climb.

Several weeks ago Ellery informed me she wanted to be a pianist, flautist and poet when she grew up.  We'll see.

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