|Toni Cade Bambara|
"Geraldine Moore Poet" by Toni Cade Bambara
I don't know where to begin with this story.
Do I focus on how it speaks to me as a teacher who needs to really see each student?
Do I mention how Bambara's images, word choice, tone serve as a primer for me?
Do I share that the last scene yielded crocodile tears?
Do I point out the lines I savored? Like "I can't right no pretty poem" (p. 314). or
"Mrs Scott had said to write a poem, and Geraldine had meant to do it at lunchtime. After all, there was nothing to it-- a flower here, a raindrop there, moon, June, rose, nose. But the man carrying off the furniture had made her forget" (p. 313).
I don't have the words to write about this story.
Here's my question: How on earth could anyone answer the "Questions to Consider" at the end of this story in the anthology?
Sources: Image of Toni Cade Bambara is from Google.