Monday, April 28, 2008

National Poetry Month: More Money than Time

And any time I have more money than time, I'm in serious trouble.

Expect much radio silence from these corners for the next 7-10 days. I have a zillion things to grade, many of them poetry explications, 500 jillion calculations to make, and a very fixed deadline.

Enjoy this until I return and think gentle thoughts of me, because this is pretty much what I'll be reading.*

Taylor Mali, take it away...

*In truth, many of my students are excellent writers. But far too many do write exactly like this -- they have no idea that the words they've put on the page are not the words they intend. It's scary, but it's also evidence of just how far we've gone down the road toward once again becoming an oral culture.


Brave Sir Robin said...

That, is hysterical!

(and way too close to home.

I wish you wonderful papers, and loads of time to read them.

Hurry back.

Bee said...

The sound on my computer isn't working . . . but maybe I'll get to share in the fun later!

In the meantime, I'm sending you gentle thoughts + courage + fortitude + the reminder that this, too, shall pass.

So are you off for the summer?