“The Fog Town School of Thought”

Faculty member Maurice Manning’s poem “The Fog Town School of Thought” appears in the most recent issue of Orion Magazine.


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— …[Keep Reading]…


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