Monday, March 2, 2009

One way of life ...

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus

That quote pretty accurately describes my life long love affair with books; collecting, reading, and 'literacy advocating,' making it a fitting way to open this Blog. Sadly, school has cut way into my pleasure reading. But there is always time for poetry. As I was reading tonight, this piece by Langston Hughes made me think of my students, occasionally as I look back on them from the front of the room.

My People

The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.

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