"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

Thursday, June 01, 2006

June Second

June Second

Between banks
of peach-leaf willow
overhung by white oaks,
sunlight plays on the
green cursive current.
In an eddy, as if blinked
there, a pike hovers
like a struck tuning fork,
his ruby eye revolving
with the tight circles
of a captive wasp,
still buzzing as the surface
breaks and quickly mends,
tracing into shaded shallows
an almost playful panic.

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