I have walked out in rain -and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain." -Robert Frost
This is just to say... there is a purpose in what we do.
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over the harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on." -Carl Sandburg
Not for all of us... but the very select few who make it their life's pursuit to push students toward a dream of possibility. For those... you have my utmost respect. The rest of you... be damned.
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold" -William Carlos Williams
The moment I told you I'm not coming back, you had me replaced within the hour... my whole curriculum erased. You thought I didn't know, but I knew.
Petals on a wet, black bough." -Ezra Pound
So this is just to say... I still believe in teaching literature!
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one pain
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again
I shall not live in vain." -Emily Dickinson
This is just to say... these students are better equipped than you surmise.
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
chickens" -William Carols Williams
This is just to say... stopping the test taking and the math memorizing for just a moment...to see something sparkle... is worth it.
The humble Sheep, a threatening horn;
While the Lilly white, shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright." -William Blake
This is just to say... I will miss you all.