Homeschooling, farm life and our love of earth

"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." ~Polly Berrien Berends

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Our hearts garden

Thomas - His interpretation of the poem

The Heart
The heart is a garden where thought flowers grow
The thoughts that we think are seeds that we sow.
Each kind, loving thought bears a kind, loving deed
While the thought that is selfish is just like a weed.
We must watch what we think each moment, all day
And pull out the weed thoughts and throw them away.
And plant-loving seed thoughts so thick in a row
There will not be room for weed thoughts to grow.
- unknown

This poem is great, and have been so eager to read it with Thomas. He usually responds badly to poetry and song, but he really liked this one. [Hooray - this feels like a milestone]
After the reading my boys chatted with each other about the seeds they would sow. Thomas said he would plant yellow sunflowers [amazing], while Oliver was focused on Purple. [so cute!]
I then read the poem several more times while we quietly sat and drew our gardens. Thomas is really into brown at the moment. I find it quite dull but he says it is beautiful and is the colour of wood! I guess he is right, I just really wanted to see colourful flowers.

My doodle is just a doodle. Please - no art critics allowed LOL

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