Weavers Words

See the Gifts

See the gifts one at a time
A poem, a laugh, a simple rhyme

The gift of breath, the gift of sight
The gift of sleeping through the night

The gift of limbs, the gift of mind
The gift of learning to be kind.

The gift of you, the gift of me
The gift as simple as a tree.

— Shelley Barchanowitz Goldberg


Spring: when warm air
Blows through my hair

Spring: when buds sprout
And joyously shout

Spring: when flowers are colorful
And life is wonderful

— Kenza Blankenbeckler, age 8

Where I Once Sat

I sit

and sink

into soft earth, green leaves,

a sweep of wind, a blur of bees.

I breathe it in;

it exhales me,

this place

where I once sat.

— Charlie McCurdy

Feeling Inspired? Here Are Our Guidelines:

  1. Poems must be written by you and can contain no more than eight lines.
  2. The Shuttle editor has the final say as to whether a poem is suitable for publication.
  3. The number of poems in an issue is determined by the amount of space available.
  4. Members and nonmembers are welcome to submit.
  5. Email your submissions to editor@weaversway.coop and put “Poetry submission for Shuttle” in the subject line.
  6. Preference for publishing will be given to those whose work has yet to appear in the paper.

Thanks. We’re looking forward to your creation!