Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fundamentals of English: 2nd Hour

Sing in the walls and behind the books.
They have gone through the set
Of encyclopedias, made a nest
In #23 Pumps to Russellville
And eaten their way through
The rest of the set.
They have learned so much
They can’t stop singing about it.
They want us to know about
Poland and how glaciers
melt and the population
Of Leningrad and the parts
Of a chrysanthemum.
All of their knowledge sounds
Like an irritating noise to us,
But to the lone cricket
In the corner of the room,
It is the song of wisdom


  1. Did you write this last year? I remember a bunch of crickets had taken over your room, once.

  2. Yep--I think the poem cured the cricket problem because they're gone from the room now.