Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 17th, 2018 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 329,572 comments.
Bill Knott - An Instructor's Dream

Many decades after graduation
the students sneak back onto
the school-grounds at night
and within the pane-lit windows
catch me their teacher at the desk
or blackboard cradling a chalk:
someone has erased their youth,
and as they crouch closer to see
more it grows darker and quieter
than they have known in their lives,
the lesson never learned surrounds
them; why have they come? Is
there any more to memorize now
at the end than there was then"
What is it they peer at through shades
of time to hear, X times X repeated,
my vain efforts to corner a room's
snickers? Do they mock me? Forever?
Out there my past has risen in
the eyes of all my former pupils but
I wonder if behind them others
younger and younger stretch away
to a world where dawn will never
ring its end, its commencement bell.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 6572 times | Comments and analysis of An Instructor's Dream by Bill Knott Comments (16)

An Instructor's Dream - Comments and Information

Poet: Bill Knott
Poem: An Instructor's Dream
Volume: The Unsubscriber
Year: Published/Written in 2000
Poem of the Day: Dec 25 2016

Comment 16 of 16, added on November 28th, 2015 at 3:31 PM.

lCUyRS This article regarding SEO gives clear idea designed for new SEO people that how to do SEO, thus keep it up. Pleasant job

crorkservice from Luxembourg
Comment 15 of 16, added on September 3rd, 2015 at 1:23 AM.

dvquuB Really superb information can be found on blog.

crork service from Cyprus
Comment 14 of 16, added on May 29th, 2015 at 7:43 PM.

mdJKIs Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

crorkzz from Palestine

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, An Instructor's Dream, has received 16 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Knott Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links