bless the white haired teacher

~for Gary Bloemker

who fills his classroom with stones,
waterfalls and dashing fishes,
who built a golden castle full of books,
stars and pillowed caves
for my son to learn
that earth is the best page
ever written and
school is not a place—
though what a room!—
but a state of curious
grace and bloom.

2009

One Response to “bless the white haired teacher”

  1. Just me says:

    Should be read like a call to prayer at the beginning of every single teacher in training class

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