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Illustration by Dave Wheeler
When My Noisy Mind Quiets
By Georgia Heard
From the February 2021 Issue

When My Noisy Mind Quiets

Here in this chair

my noisy mind

settles into quiet.


I leave all my to do’s

in a place

asleep like winter trees.


Then I become friends

with the seasons of my breath,

and my own voice blossoms.

 

Writing Prompt

Explain what the speaker means when she says her mind is noisy. Then explain—in your own words—what happens when the speaker quiets her noisy mind.

This poem was originally published in the February 2021 issue.

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Step-by-Step Lesson Plan

Close Reading, Critical Thinking, Skill Building

1. READING THE POEM

2. ANALYZING THE POEM