© David Moenkhaus - All Rights Reserved 773 612-4166

Fog Town

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

both images – Chicago

 

 


 

 

The Fog Town School of Thought                                                                                                                              

-Maurice Manning                                                                                                              

They should have taught us birds and trees

in school, they should have taught us beauty

and weaving bees and had a class

on listening and standing alone—

the children should have studied light

reflected from a spider web,

we should have learned the branches of streams

spread out like fingers or the veins

of a leaf—we should have learned the sky

is the tallest steeple, we should have known

a hill is a voice inside the sky—

O, we should have had our school

on top and stayed until the night

for the fog to bloom in the hollows and rise

like cotton spinning off a wheel—

we should have learned a dream—a child’s

and even still a man’s—is made

from fog and love, my word, you’d think

with the book in front of us we should

have learned how Fog Town got its name.

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

Museum Campus – Chicago 2015

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