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    Thanks. It really is haunting. Makes me sad all over again to have lost him.


    PL, are you teaching There will come soft rains as part of your apocalypse/dystopia class?*
    Here's the Sara Teasdale poem that inspired the story:

    There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
    And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

    And frogs in the pools singing at night,
    And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

    Robins will wear their feathery fire,
    Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

    And not one will know of the war, not one
    Will care at last when it is done.

    Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
    If mankind perished utterly;

    And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
    Would scarcely know that we were gone.



    Does anyone remember the story The Veldt? but really great.
    Last edited by IceAlisa; 06-07-2012 at 05:04 AM.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    I do a Cold War lit unit with my sophomores, and that's where we read it. I open with the poem and we go from there.

    We also watch the totally jacked up Ukranian animated short film of it. The kids are always speechless after the viewing.

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    What a wonderful talent he was and what a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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