..Irwin Goldman..

Teacher of Poetry
From a Collection of Poems by Irwin Goldman

The human headlong race stops for me
When I see
Our teacher
Envelop her flock of poets
With her loving attention
(I think unknowingly -
It is her nature.)

I remember then what Plato taught:
True learning comes direct
One person to one person
Eye to eye
Smile to smile
For what you teach is what you are.

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Irwin Goldman's teacher is Michelle de Savigny, who guides the Hamilton Poets (a.k.a. Full Bloom Poets) at Project Find in New York City.