Feeling Parts 20/13 #SOL

Parts and particles

are both individual and collective,

masses separated yet still meaningful to the whole.

Parts and participles

are both description and action,

leavings and leftovers of completed thoughts

still not forming easily.

We

so partly present

so partly absent

like our virtual classes,

gatherings which feel unconnected and scattered.

Yet with intention,

participation is parts joined

that generate a particular clarity,

particles seen clearly through crystal screens,

the spark and sparking light in distant eyes and minds.

I dwell on all the parts of this “pandemic teaching”,

marginalized parts, too important to the whole.

Remote teaching:

the adjective – ambiguous in its modification;

teaching from a distance?

or

teaching that doesn’t touch

the feeling parts.

4 thoughts on “Feeling Parts 20/13 #SOL

  1. Wow, what a powerful poem with so many parts to pore over and ponder. I am hanging on to these lines-

    “Yet with intention,

    participation is parts joined”

    But also highlighting-

    “marginalized parts, too important to the whole.”

    Thank you for your words.

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  2. The rhythm of the piece really works. To me, you’ve captured the desire to be positive about remote teaching, acknowledging it’s limitations, and longing for a connection that may be impossible from a distance.

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