Thank you, or: Special

A Panegyric Poem

Thirty pairs of little eyes searching for you daily,
Every morning, smiling, you welcome them gaily,
Concerned enough to hold heart-to-hearts with each,
Encouraging them, teaching - nothing's out of reach.
Your classroom atmosphere's of kind, loving respect,
Assuring young hearts, learning, yearning to connect.
Their parents, confident in your wise, gentle way,
Take delight in watching them skip off to school each day.

d’Verse Poetics Prompt

Exploring the genre of Panegyric Poetry

At d’Verse, we were encouraged to write a panegyric poem, which is fundamentally a poem of effusive praise. Examples of such poems from different cultures and more information about panegyric poems are available on the d’Verse website.

68 thoughts on “Thank you, or: Special”

  1. Ben,
    Good teachers deserve all the praise they get and this one speaks to all that parents and students desire to express. Well done. I hope this is Liorah’s teacher.

  2. It was so lovely and my daughter would appreciate this as a grade teacher… sending it to her now. I can just feel your happy heart and your daughter skipping off to school when you write this. 💖💖

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