Teacher

The rapt thirst of young spellbound minds eager,
like suckling to teat, to drink in knowledge,
is altar I heed in quest to alter
a blinkered perspective to broad vantage.

I am impresario of notions
who, within a deft course, allow to course
lessons that donít lessen, but stir passions
to see all of life as fertile resource.

Gestation of an inquisitive mind
I midwife most skillful, from conception
of many pregnant conceptions confined,
to birth of mindís gift to fire like a sun.

Mindless pedantryís pleasantries I fear,
but mindful mentorís candor I hold dear.