During the Spring season, schools throughout the country participate in an event called “Poem in a Pocket” as part of a national celebration of poetry. On May 16, the East-West School’s English Department invites the whole school to join in the merriment and celebration of the world’s poets. We ask everyone in the school including students, teachers, administration, and support staff to bring in a favorite poem. Keep the poem in your pocket and then when the time is right, share your poem by reading it to a friend, to your class, to a teacher, etc. If you don’t have a favorite poem, there will be large “pockets” hanging from walls in the hallway which contain different themed poems.
Teachers, poems may be themed to fit the subject or objectives of your class.
Zeno has discovered much to our dismay,
that to get from A to B you must first go halfway,
But to make it to the middle, you’ll have to go a quarter,
so divide the distances each one ever shorter.
However as this process repeats ad infinitum,
Zeno never came across a smallest spatial item.
which he could at first traverse, and so to his amusement,
Zeno has thus showed us the absurdity of movement.
For a set of tasks which are infinite in number,-
are impossible to finish when they’ve no last member.
So a journey we can’t start, let alone complete,
is what we should accept, if space is not discrete.
Zeno, Zeno I read your dichotomy,
Some confusion it caused me,
I need a lobotomy.
And remember to save your poems or write your own for Ms. Binaso’s upcoming Poetry Slam!
Happy Poem Hunting, from the ELA Department