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

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.

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