for the teacher

for the teacher

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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to Richard http://www.writerscafe.org/RichardJ

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Some say that teachers teach, instead of do,

Their lack of fortitude may lose the race,

For many t'is the tale , and might be true,

But for another, this is not the case,

Instruct and guide, he will, and step aside,

In pupils sensing eager need to learn.

Tho kind he may be, error does not slide,

He lends a hand, for satisfaction earn.

His words to harken, open wide your ears,

His method, not the madness, learn to play,

Intimidation wins by confused fears,

Doubt's darker twist, his aid will keep at bay,

If form is lacking, and to structure crave,

Dear poet, Richard, mind, if ye be brave!



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
The teacher is http://www.writerscafe.org/RichardJ -- but I did this on my own, so it's not his fault if it's not perfect.

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I was reading through your poems KLGoode for something to review and am surprised to run across this one that reminded me of this same poet who taught me one like it in this style over a year ago Colorado Dreams and I reposted it, I really enjoy your version and how you worded everything smooth in perfect rhymes and giving thanks to the one who helped you like he did me and this was a very hard style to write in but you make it look easy, I like yours better than mine -- thank you! :)

HUGGS!
Sammi

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

That is very kind of you -- it was very difficult to achieve, although I am happy with my end result.. read more
Sammi

4 Years Ago

You sure put things nicely KLGoode -- thank you to! :)

HUGGS!
Sammi
Ah, Dear KL!
Such a fearless effort, swaddled in the soft wonder of your marvelously skilled, appreciative creativity, M'Lady … naught could dance more lovely and gratifying to a teacher's hopeful eye and ear upon his thankful heart.
To be recognized and honored with such introspection is far higher and beyond any praise and joy I could ever have expected.
I most humbly rejoin with a low, sweeping bow, in warmest thanks for the gift of this wonderfully crafted Sonnet … It could no be more perfect or befitting a gesture for an olde bard to treasure.

In my native ancestral Welsh tongue,
"Diolch i chi erioed mor gynnes gyda fy holl galon, Brydferth Brydyddes ⁓ Rishardt"*


*(Thank you ever so warmly with all my heart, Beautiful Poetess ⁓ Richard)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I feel all warm and gooey inside - I really wanted to get the emotion just right -- although I can p.. read more
Richard 🍃

5 Years Ago

KL,
For a student with such great promise, what teacher would not willingly be patient?
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you are really giving it a go aren't you!? hats off ... i recognize a sonnet without you even saying so ;) what a fine tribute to Richard ..and all teachers for that matter ..there really aren't a lot of teachers that do a great job in my opinion .. but admittedly .. i was taught by nuns, priests and then Brothers ... all with paddles to wack you and hands to wack you and fingers to pinch you ...yeouch we would squeal ;) but most of us ruffians made it ..to too much worse for the wear .. nice job on the poem ma'am!
E.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

you know .. i have been missing her a lot lately as well and have consdered re-posting one of our co.. read more
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I posted it.
Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

yep! found it :)
Yes, it's a delicate combination indeed of encouragement and critique. Need the right mix, and it's different for each pupil.


Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

That is so true, like coaches, and mentors as well, each person has the method to which they respond.. read more
as a teacher i really appreciate the words here...we don't want to intimidate and confuse, we rather want to nurture and teach...

and yes, that saying...those who can't do, teach...in my experience...most teachers, especially the older ones, do first, then teach.

thanks for this poem--KL..even though i know it is for Richard...still...i relate.

j.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Good, I am glad you do -- this is the sonnet I put up with trepidation, but I am sure he will apprec.. read more

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