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No Time

No Time

This is a wonderful poem, explanation of who the poet was/is, and images that bring the words to life. Do we have time to stand and stare? We should.

The World according to Dina

No Time
Zeit-los

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Stare07a

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

SSS Siri Selma Selfie with cow SSS: Siri Selma Selfie with a leisurely staring  cow on the Cley Marshes, Norfolk

 No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

Stare06a
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

Stand01a
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Stare09a

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

Stare08a

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

3 responses »

  1. We so often just don’t take time and most of the time we just don’t realize we should have. What passes unseen is not missed only when one points out what we just missed. Great post.

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  2. Pingback: No Time | Halina's Blog

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