"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

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

May Second

May Second

How early this time

the shadow-laced sunlight

mimics the angle of autumn,

just as the leaves locate

their optimal, unspotted green

and the hay ripens

for first mowing;

How it plays nervously

across the desk unnoticed

until I pause, lay down the book

and concentrate this memory

of anticipation that allows me

into each succeeding season.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your poem. I'm glad to see people with passion in one field expressing that passion artistically. We need not seperate our different means of expression in order to be accurate. In fact, as any poet will tell you, more can be communicated through metaphor than direct language. I just found your blog, but I'll keep reading.