Saturday, March 17, 2012

No more Dr. J. Evans Pritchard

I rather love this clip from Dead Poets Society. I have been unlucky enough to know teachers who would have agreed with Dr. J. Evans Pritchard, that poetry and human emotion can be measured on a graph. However, I've also been blessed with "free spirit" teachers, those who taught me that poetry can be an immeasurable source of joy and passion, not just a piece of intellectual insight.

* Post originally written 09/17/10, posted using Blogger's scheduled post

1 comment:

Rob T. said...

"I've also been blessed with 'free spirit' teachers [...]"

And let me guess: They all wrote or advocated so-called "free verse", and neither read nor taught anything published before 1900.