April 18: Continuing Education
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.