"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

April Second

April Second

This morning the sun
reclaims the window ledge
and the black wet hickories
hang heavy with lime spiders.
Last year’s towhee is back
shuffling for grubs
beneath the wild rosebush.
I let the window up a gash,
and a sunny chill squeezes in--
I turn, and you have felt it, too.
We smile, coffee steam
licking our face.

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