Thursday, February 19, 2009

say that again

squeezing the bridge of my nose
with the blue tinted glass
I look with harried concentration
into that page, indecipherable words
popping out from everywhere

mosiysma, inghruyt, dkjulxzz
are but a few. only from those kids
one learns new words, making no sense
wait a moment, but they do
if nothing they do bring in a smile

"secretly wishing I was the student, they my teacher"

19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

omg, imho, lol

Bonnie K said...

Looks like your writing life is flourishing. How long does it take to create a poem?
Bonnie

venus66 said...

"secretly wishing I was the student, they my teacher"

Many a time I have thought the same.:)

Janice Thomson said...

Loved it Guatami. Another delightful read.

Pretty Me!! said...

sho berry tlue ...

Lorraine said...

mmm I like that very much

Tumblewords: said...

Don't we sometimes wish? The teacher becomes the learner and ... Good work!

Margie said...

Wonderful!
Loved it, Gautami!

Margie:)

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

This created an image for me - teacher posed over paper, studying, trying to decipher what's within.

Bill said...

You might also say "secretly knowing . . ."

Linda Jacobs said...

Been there! I think every teacher can relate to this! Great use of the nonsense words!

polona said...

isn't every teacher also, in a way, a student?
excellent stuff again.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Love this Gautami,
It has a really gentle feel to it.

Here's another indecipherable one amsyisom which is mosiysma in reverse, so you could say, we created it together!

The NaisaiKu.. Challenge!

...deb said...

Made me smile, thinking about those words. I wanted them to be real, but like the teacher, was satisfied.

Stan Ski said...

Mis-spelling - mistakes we can make without regret.

Anonymous said...

oh i loved this one, Gautami, hope have been well, just landed from facebook and wanted to read this one...will be back for more :)

This is UL btw, too lazy to sign in

Annamari said...

ah! a teacher always has something to learn from her students

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes that brings back memories of my teaching days...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

interesting...