“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”
Mark van Doren
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A poem for Mother's Day
Louise Gluck - Portrait
A child draws the outline of a body.
She draws what she can, but it is white all through,
she cannot fill in what she knows is there.
Within the unsupported line, she knows
that life is missing; she has cut
one background from another. Like a child,
she turns to her mother.
And you draw the heart
against the emptiness she has created.