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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

old professor

old professor
rearranging classroom chairs
into rows
old professor
rearranging chairs
into rows
The "revision" is actually the original version. See eastern sparrow's comment and my response for clarification.


Blogger Aurora said...

What's today's lesson plan? :)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Well, aurora, it's all about sharing, interacting, facilitating and so on. That's why only old professors think chairs should be arranged into rows.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Kind of tough to arrange bloggers in rows, but you do have our undivided attention--well, almost undivided.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Divided is all I could ask, pat.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous kara said...

Made me smile...

2:18 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Glad to hear it, kara. Here's a smile back at you.

7:07 AM  
Blogger floots said...

can old teachers identify with old professors :)

12:01 AM  
Blogger easternsparrow said...

Another evocative haiku, Bill.
I think that the word(classroom) is redundant. Omitting it gives more ambiguity to this beautiful haiku and lets it resonate. I like the repetition of the(r)which immitates the sound of the chairs.

old professor
rearranging chairs
into rows


9:53 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, floots and Rita. Actually, I've revised this is Rita suggests, since I posted it here. I'll now post the revised version, which is in fact how I originally wrote it. I inserted "classroom" because I thought readers might feel the need of some frame of reference.

7:15 PM  
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6:59 AM  

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