April 18: Continuing Education

by allisonkujiraoka

I have three auditors who come to class

and sit among the young’uns

They’ve been a presence on campus

for years, continuing their educations.

One desires to deepen his knowledge

and in his spare time he’ll study

the grammar of foreign languages

and the physics of Japanese archery.

Another counts English a hobby

like sewing, singing, and dance.

Her two sons are grown; she moves about freely

learning something when given the chance.

In the past the last pursued literature with me

and gave a compelling presentation

on The Grapes of Wrath‘s Ma and poetry

but is now back in English Conversation.

And why not?  She’s continuing her education.