During Monday’s Assembly Miss Dempsey read the gorgeous poem, ‘The patience of Ordinary Things’ by Pat Schneider. However, it was the newest member of our School community who stole the show. Allow me to introduce the adorable, Ruby, one of our primary school families new puppy!
The patience of Ordinary Things – Pat Schneider.
It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?