Monthly Archives: October 2016

poetry is a breezenjoy


Someone said we needed a breezeway
to bark down remnants of super storm Elias jugularly.
Alas it wasn’t my call.
I didn’t have a call or anything resembling one.
You see I have always been a rather dull-spirited winch.
The days go by and I go with them.
A breeze falls from a nearby tower,
finds no breezeway, goes away
along a mission to supersize red shutters.

Alas if that were only all.
There’s the children’s belongings to be looked to
if only one can find the direction needed
and stuff like that.
I said we were all homers not homos
but my voice dwindled in the roar of Hurricane Edsel.
We have to live out our precise experimentation.
Otherwise there’s no dying for anybody,
no crisp rewards.

Batman came out and clubbed me.
He never did get along with my view of the universe
except you know existential threads
from the time of the peace beaters and more.
He patted his dog Pastor Fido.
There was still so much to be learned
and even more to be researched.
It was like a goodbye. Why not accept it,
anyhow? The mission girls came through the woods
in their special suitings. It was all whipped cream and baklava.
Is there a Batman somewhere, who notices us
and promptly looks away, at a new catalog, say,
or another racing car expletive
coming back at Him?

-John Ashbery

(and here’s an article with discussion of the poem)


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Symbolic Speech

So, here’s one that I want to put out there before the media commentariat goes marching on too far…maybe fitting because I hear the Niners are bringing Kaepernick back to start this weekend. Sports writers can argue well too!  [takes a knee] Not taking a position myself, just want to stir up some conversation in the comments…

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Honors 10

For my 9th period: 

I have extended the deadline on the argument in response to a quotation using personal experience essay to Monday, October 17, 2016. 

Keep in mind that this does not move the group presentations, which you had time to work on in class today, and which are a much more limited assignment, (also Monday, October 17, 2016).

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Why on Earth should anyone study philosophy?

Interesting read if you have the time. Check it out. 


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