Posted by: Dahni | February 11, 2008

What Constitutes a School?

What Constitutes a School
By Henry Van Dyke

Not ancient halls and ivy-mantled towers,
Where dull traditions rule with
Heavy hand youth’s lightly springing powers;
Not spacious pleasure courts,
And lofty temples of athletic fame,
Where devotees of sports
Mistake a pastime for life’s highest aim;
Not fashion, nor renown
Of wealthy patronage and rich estate;
No, none of these can crown
A school with light and make it truly great.
But masters, strong and wise,
Who teach because they love the teacher’s task,
And find their richest prize
In eyes that open and in minds that ask.

Just Imagine,

Dahni


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