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Aesthetic Realism and Education:  “Twenty-one Distichs about Children,” by Eli Siegel

Aesthetic Realism and Education: “Twenty-one Distichs about Children,” by Eli Siegel

I am pleased to post the poem, "Twenty-one Distichs about Children," by Eli Siegel.  My colleague, Lauren Philips, who is a middle school teacher in the New York City public school system using the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method as the basis of her lessons, says this about the poem: [It] "expresses the feelings of a child—and also the meaning of a child—with beautiful respect and depth. I’m grateful for it, as both a mother and educator....

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