3 December 1975

Posted by on February 8, 2010 11:58 am
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As I write this blog entry for my students, I am remembering a December day back in 1975. I had read the poem “Voyagers” by Emily Dickinson, and was commenting on it in my creative writing journal for Miss Alexander’s English class. Didn’t realize that steno pad would still be around 35 years later. Today we have another snow day off from school, and many of us are reading right now. (I do have a family of readers!) These days, though, much of that reading and writing takes place on a computer screen while tapping quietly on a keyboard. Thank you to all my teachers that taught me well! Here is that poem, one of Miss Alexander’s favorites:

Voyagers

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

by Emily Dickinson

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