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Finding a poem about teachers
Posted by: Suzanne Harris (
Date: October 22, 2004 03:38PM

I need to find a touching poem about teachers for a retirement party. Do you know any?

Re: Finding a poem about teachers
Posted by: lg (
Date: October 22, 2004 05:04PM

Here you go, type in Teacher poem on google and you will find many more:

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Re: Finding a poem about teachers
Posted by: rikki (
Date: October 22, 2004 09:19PM

Here's one i've posted here before, by Australian poet Bruce Dawe, who is also a retired teacher -

Teaching the Syllabus

Teaching lions to leap through flaming hoops
Teaching baby elephants to waltz
Teaching dogs on bikes to loop-the-loop
Teaching chimps to undo nuts and bolts.

Teaching doves to pick out painted numbers
Teaching hawks to sing
Teaching bears the latest Latin rhumbas
Seals, the Highland fling

Teaching those with wings to walk up mountains
Teaching those with feet of lead to fly
Tossing coins in intermittent fountains
Calling in the plumber when they're dry

And lastly - when it seems that each performer
Has learnt the lot - to teach them one thing more,
The thing that in the process they've forgotten:
Dogs, to bark again; lions, to roar...

Bruce Dawe

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