I gave my class a Poem to read. The author’s Name — I hid.

A-Typical-Mardi-Gras-Mask-for-Lady-Coloring-Page-300x300I gave my class a Poem to read.
The author’s Name — I hid.
I said, “What if my sole Intent
Were to really flip your lid?

“What if I removed Dashes —
And lowercased some Words?”
The students said, “Well, Dr. Jerz,
Then you would be a jerk.”

 

P.S. It wasn’t actually an Emily Dickinson poem, and I hadn’t actually changed it at all, but some students guessed she was the poet.