September 26, 2012
Wednesday PoemGratitude to Old Teachers
When we stride or stroll across the frozen lake,
We place our feet where they have never been.
We walk upon the unwalked. But we are uneasy.
Who is down there but our old teachers?
Water that once could take no human weight
We were students then-holds up our feet,
And goes on ahead of us for a mile.
Beneath us the teachers, and around us the stillness.
by Robert Bly
from Eating the Honey of Words, 1999
Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY
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