Friday, August 14, 2015

The Shared Lament of Students and Teachers on the Passing of Time - a back to school poem

The Shared Lament of Students and Teachers on the Passing of Time
Greg Pincus

It's the end of summer.

(For those of you for whom this sentiment and/or the season do not apply, my apologies.)

It's Poetry Friday, even as the summer dwindles away, and you can find this week's roundup of posts over at My Juicy Little Universe (where Heidi, too, has a poetic commentary about summer and school).

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Heidi Mordhorst said...

Hi, Greg--

Nice to have you with us again! This reminds me of my favorite micropoem, Paul Janeczko's

Ice Cream Cone in August


Your poem is the SparkNotes of mine. Heeheehee and hohoho!

(The verification tool is asking me to click all the images with ice cream!)

Gathering Books said...

I'm seeing a lot of poems about the end of summer. I love it. The opposite of summer is bummer. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Love your short and to the point poem, Greg. No question on where you stand on the issue of summer ending. =)

Sally Murphy said...

It's not summer here, Greg, but your poem made me smile. Clever!

Mary Lee said...

What Heidi said! SparkNotes, indeed!

Carol said...

Sharing this one with our middle schoolers next week! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Greg,

This is going to sound very strange, but I'm a twenty-something who adores the film you wrote the screenplay for, Alley Cats Strike. I found out through IMDB that you were the mind behind the masterpiece! Just wanted to say thanks -- I've enjoyed that movie for years :)

Greg Pincus said...

Hi, Anonymous - it doesn't sound strange, really, since I'm also a big fan of Alley Cats Strike :-) Seriously - thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate it!