Poetry Friday: Thinking Survived

September 16th, 2011

This week we have the last poem in our series from California English teacher Gayle Hobbs. If you have a poem you would like to share about your teaching life, send it to zmcmullin@stenhouse.com!

Thinking Survived
By Gayle K. Hobbs
There they sat waiting.
impressive thoughts flung through the air
so they could be grasped and absorbed.
Thoughts came and floated
endlessly among the laughter
and jeers,
anxious and ignored.
Some seized at passing
concepts, while  they floated
slightly hackneyed and worn.
Precious few partook of
the knowledge and experienced
a new abundance being born.
This event was a daily endeavor
practiced in the halls and caverns
of our princely schools,
While those at home
saw not the visions and
impatiently aborted these tools.

Yet, thoughts survived,
and spontaneously thrived,
Waiting for extraordinary minds
to absorb
as they bloomed fresh, anxious,
not ignored.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Amy LV  |  September 16th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    “impressive thoughts flung through the air”

    I love this image! Yes, let thoughts and thinking survive. Thank goodness for teachers who write with and for and about students and learning and life!

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