sexta-feira, 14 de abril de 2017

The hand

Daqui

The teacher asks a question.
You know the answer, you suspect
you are the only one in the classroom
who knows the answer, because the person
in question is yourself, and on that
you are the greatest living authority,
but you don't raise your hand.
You raise the top of your desk
and take out an apple.
You look out the window.
You don't raise your hand and there is
some essential beauty in your fingers,
which aren't even drumming, but lie
flat and peaceful.
The teacher repeats the question.
Outside the window, on an overhanging branch,
a robin is ruffling its feathers
and spring is in the air.
Mary Ruefle


1 comentário:

  1. F.O.B.A.R. is an acronym for "fucked over beyond all reason."

    Pete Seeger – “What Did You Learn In School?”

    https://youtu.be/VucczIg98Gw


    What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
    I learned that washington never told a lie
    I learned that soldiers seldom die
    I learned that everybody's free
    That's what the teacher said to me
    And that's what i learned in school today
    That's what i learned in school

    What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
    I learned that policemen are my friends
    I learned that justice never ends
    I learned that murderers die for their crimes
    Even if we make a mistake sometimes
    And that's what i learned in school today
    That's what i learned in school

    What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
    I learned that war is not so bad
    I learned about the great ones we have had
    We fought in germany and in france
    And someday i might get my chance
    And that's what i learned in school today
    That's what i learned in school

    What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
    I learned that our government must be strong
    It's always right and never wrong
    Our leaders are the finest men
    So we elect them again and again
    And that's what i learned in school today
    That's what i learned in school

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