Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Naked in the Snow Garden

It would not have felt uncomfortable today. At 40 degrees, my 12-36" drifts are settling fast, and I had my coat unzipped and my gloves off. This time of year, no gloves feels like freestyling.

By the way, do you know what blank verse is? Tomorrow, the second day of poetry class, is traditionally the hardest day for my students--followed closely by the third, fourth, and fifth day. And likely the sixth and seventh. Good to get it over with early in the term. On the first day only 1-2 knew what blank verse was, and these were former students of mine. Can't write poetry without knowing the forms, let alone what a tercet is (another question only one student volunteered a guess at). Favorite part of the term for me because I am 100% sure they're learning something tangible they can use to become better writers.

4 comments:

fairegarden said...

I am not goin'(one syllable) to touch this with a pole.

Teza said...

I must begrudgingly admit twas the title of the post that brought me here! Now what was the question again!

Benjamin Vogt said...

You both are delightful. But "going" is the right word and is two syllables; and never judge a blog post by its title.

Amanda B. said...

Bummer....I was hoping for a picture... ;)