I’m from the warm Mediterranean Sea,
And the smell of fresh pines in the mountain.
I’m from lavender fields and vineyards,
And the ochre colored house.
I’m from bahebak, je t’aime,
I love you, te quiero and ti amo.
I’m from islands and continents,
From north to south and east to west.
I’m from all these places that hold my heart,
And from a home that’s rooted in love.
This post is inspired by a beautiful poem written by 10th grader and TCK Adelaide, shared by Marilyn at Communicating Across Boundaries. “The Language Arts teacher wanted them to write a poem introducing themselves to her and to the class. It was a simple assignment. Five short stanzas. Two lines each. Begin each stanza with, “I’m from…” (Click to see the entire post and read Adelaide’s touching poem about growing up between worlds)
If you liked Adelaide’s poem and my poem, here’s another one for you, courtesy of Tayo Rockson, who was also inspired by Marilyn’s post!
Feeling inspired? Please feel free to share your own I’m From poem in the comments, or if you write one on your own blog, I would love to link to it here!