Home Schooling

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Home Schooling

November and April
when the trees are first bare and last naked
have become my favorite months. All the food eaten
except last rose hips and earliest leeks.
Leaves innocent
as dying men and infants.

Study one plant or animal each morning
before writing anything. All reading -
poetry or prose, truth or fiction -
classified the same, the distinguishing
characteristics being helpful or boring, 
beautifully or indifferently written. Then

practice trumpet worried not at all about
my sound or perfection. Afternoon, my sons
return from school, math and (again) 
reading, piano. Wednesdays we walk
observe plants and animals and record
our observations to identify and classify

later in the week. Nothing else special
need be done but stay alive.





Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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  1. Date: 7/6/2015 4:37:00 PM
    Expected some political gibberish, but read a well thought, philosophical, self-commentary. Your poetry is enjoyable. Stay in your unique place, I like it.

  1. Date: 7/2/2015 6:14:00 PM
    It' all in a days work. Your poems are different but tell tell a true story.

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 3:57:00 PM
    It is hard for me to get a sense of great excitement from you about home schooling. DO you love it or just do it because you have to? I enjoyed seeing this unique poem.