Friday, November 15, 2013

one rock...--By Shannon O'Leary--United States

one rock drops
many ripples
spread across the river

Shannon O'Leary is a first grade teacher from Fargo, North Dakota. She provides creative writing activities to inspire her students. Her first-graders have published poems in a local newspaper. Shannon has published her own poetry in the following venues, Sketchbook, Snippets and Smile. She is the daughter of our editor.


  1. Such a perfect picture painted with so few words. Love this one! Thanks for sharing...

  2. Ripples in the water - always such a beautiful thing to see.

  3. I absolutely love this poem which speaks volumes in such few words. As I am sure you know the ripples that leave the point of impact by the rock in a pond and travels to the shore, returns again to the same point only under water. Now I am not sure about a rock thrown in a river. But it all reminds me of a scripture, "For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored:" and the words, "what you give you receive".
    Love, Charlene

  4. Dear Anna-Marie, Poppy, and Charlene,

    Thank you for these lovely comments on my daughter's poem. Thank you for being such blessings to Whispers.


  5. Short and descriptive....I love it. Thanks Shannon. Blessings to you and continued success with your first-graders. I taught at the elementary level so I know there are some really talented youngsters out there.


  6. Dear Shannon,

    The greatest treasures sometimes come in the smallest of packages. Full packed three lines. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree (a worn out phrase - but fits nonetheless).


  7. Such truth you speak - simplicity to the finest...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  8. Thank you everyone for the sweet comments!!! Thank you also for helping contribute to my mother's blogpsot! She truly enjoys writing and all the people she has gotten to connect with through writing!

  9. Loved your poem Shannon, very well done. best wishes. Peter Dome.