Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Boy Finds Algebra

I've reached you kid!
you've been all over the place
your paragraphs long, breathless strings of disconnected
your homework wrinkled, empty pages of incomplete
your desk a black hole from which books and pencils never return
but I knew
one of my tricks would work
eventually
so today I wrote
W+S=25, and S-W=19
asked the class to solve for W and S
your eyes became large
your smile widened
the unknowns interested you
I watched you attack paper
scratching with a mission
until discovery lit up your face.

4 comments:

Laura-Whateverebay said...

That reads with such enthusiasm, teaching is rewarding. Your writings are inspiring :)

Saii said...

I'm enjoying your blog
:)
I wanted to follow it but i can't find the link.
:S

I'm from Guatemala
I teach English here :)

The Fearless Blog said...

Ah the rewards do come...and when they do it is pure joy! Great stuff Cassy.

:)

miracle said...

Now, I've never seen a poem like that...great one LOL!!!