It just so happens that one of the writing prompts was this beautiful poem by Longfellow.
: each line.
: takes my breath away.
While I read it to the class in preparation for them to respond, I noticed one boy smiling and chuckling sincerely at certain lines.
It was one of the most precious things I have seen all year long.
here is the poem in its entirety to read at your own pace.
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR