I heart this haiku its suspended emotionsIn alphabet form
This poem more than makes up for that horrific VidShizzle posted below. Thanks, GLG.
this really is a cold, rainy, crappy day, ain't it?
I really like the "icy space between love and learning made." Nice!I'll build on that...My student readsAnd his voice is like a bayonetPointed, but no inflexionCold steel between my heartAnd a poem I once lovedKilling the words with noises Camouflaged as wordsScraping on my cold ribs
Even in virtual formthe papers pile up fasterthan I can read them -- new ones, revised ones, long-overdue ones landing like the last oak leafatop the snow. The end of the semester will wipeall clean, January a blank field of sparkling white. In the meantime, I rake, and shovel,and strive to create at least the illusion of order,accomplishment, closure.
The end of the semester will wipeall clean, ...and then "flush"...January a blank field of sparkling white...is severed from the roll, folded gently, and prepared for another semester in the chasm between ivy covered walls...
AdjunctSlave, Contingent Cassandra, Contemplative Cynic--beautiful verses! Some gorgeous images here.I've been saying throughout my time here at CM that I think the world would be a better place if people write more poetry; I know I feel better when I write it--bad though it really, really is. I've had a wretched term at LD3C, a really bad half-year, actually--personal as well as teaching, but the teaching misery compounded everything else--and I completely lost my sense of humor for a while. In fact, I completely lost my ability to express my misery in any form. I just shut down.This week, though something cracked open finally and that little ditty came out all in one breath, I think. I have no delusions about myself as a poet (i.e., I'm a lousy wordsmith), but writing those lines actually made me feel better.More so, I think writing my misery in verse made me feel better than writing any other straightforward rant could have. Thank the universe for CM--and those who write in verse!
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