A POET’S EYE
– by Wm. C. Anderson
Long after the distant drums
Of war are played,
After the games of death,
When nothing is left inside,
But the memory of those
We loved more than this life,
It is not music we hear,
Not the cadence of a drum,
The absence of a heart beat
Multiplied millions of times.
After much reflection
And such sorrow,
Long, long after our deep despair,
We feel a single Beat
Of God’s Heart,
The Power of Everlasting Love,
In an Act of Forgiveness
For silencing so many others.
Clouds in the Heavens above,
In a poet’s eye,
Cry drops of rain,
Like tears Reflecting the love,
Found in other eyes.
Sacred water pours
Down upon our lives.
And, drop by drop,
We are Blessed
By the Love of One
Who washes away our sin,
Nourishes Precious Life.
The rain, like tears,
Bathes the barren plain,
And carries away
Thirst, sorrow and pain,
To give us hope again.
Tears that fall,
And drops of rain,
Are in a loving way,
“We have an obligation not only to our students parents,
but to students to make sure their placement is right.
I have been reading Jim Delisle’s new book
Dumbing Down America.
I have to tell you that I can’t put it down.
There is so much in his book that I could react to that its unreal.
I really hope that you get it, and read it.”
Quote from: – Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher
Ramblings from one Gifted Education Teacher
to Teachers, Parents, and Advocates
On Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, we will meet at the MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 3200 Darnell Street (817-738-9215) at 10:00 a.m.
Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present. Our guided tour will start at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour we will dine at the museum’s restaurant, Café Modern, at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Parents, guests and family members and friends are invited to join us for lunch. Pick-up is at 2:30 p.m. at the museum. After lunch we will have a self-guided tour of the permanent exhibit and shopping at the fabulous gift store. Exhibitions will include the permanent collection and Urban Theater.
URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world’s most recognizable features.
As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art. The work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York through painting, performance, sculpture, & photography.
Chief Curator Michael Auping says, “New York was the loudest and the most intense. If you wonder why the art world is like it is today, refer to the ’80s. That’s where it began.”
The exhibition presents iconic works that capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the 1980s in one of the world’s greatest urban centers.
New York was the center of a new synthesis of ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture and inspired a new audaciousness. The decade’s most critically acclaimed artists will be presented including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Philip Taaffe, and Andy Warhol.
The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States.
FINANCIAL: No fee for admission.
GIFT SHOP: Has fascinating items.
LUNCH: Café Modern serves contemporary American cuisine. Please provide funds for lunch. One check per table will be provided. A gratuity will be added. Students please order from the Children’s Menu and Observe the POLICIES of the Museum (leave the art here!) Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & monogrammed shirts required. PARENTS / NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS are always invited to participate on our trips.
IMPORTANT DATES .
Oct. 24 Fossilmania show – in Glen Rose
Oct. 31 Ripley’s Believe It or Not / Palace of Wax Nov. 7 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
Nov. 14 Civil War Museum Nov. 24-28 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.-Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition play is “Twelfth Night”)