Daily Archives: April 5, 2015

Vegetable Poem PAD April 5th

Rhubarb I pull crimson and romaine green stalks from clumps of leafy plants, arrange rows of straight stems to chop, chop, chop like celery, red juice runs on the cutting board. I scrape bite-size pieces into a bowl, cover with … Continue reading

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Departure Poem PAD April 4th

Au Revoir Mes Elèves The ninth graders arrive to French class, smiles stretched on rubber-banded teeth, backpacks stiff and notebooks empty. “Bonjour mes élèves,” I start the lesson with greetings, introductions, and goodbyes–– opening a crevice in their brains, prying … Continue reading

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