School Poem Excerpt by Amicahi

We are planning our reunion for Bishop Salesian high school.

I have been looking at poems about remembering school.

From “The School Where I Studied”
by Yehuda Amichai

     I passed by the school where I studied as a boy
     and said in my heart: here I learned certain things
     and didn’t learn others. All my life I have loved in vain
     the things I didn’t learn. I am filled with knowledge,
     I know all about the flowering of the tree of knowledge,
     the shape of its leaves, the function of its root system, its pests and parasites.
     I’m an expert on the botany of good and evil

I connect with this poem.  I learned certain things in the classrooms.  I learned certain things outside the classroom. I have seen a lot of good and a lot of evil.

More on Amichai’s poem can be found at the Poetry Foundation:

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