To celebrate the new page on the Core blog, Marginalia, we present a poem on the topic of the marginal note itself. The American poet illustrates its variation and beauty. This sample may be very relevant to Core students:
Students are more modest
needing to leave only their splayed footprints
along the shore of the page.
One scrawls “Metaphor” next to a stanza of Eliot’s.
Another notes the presence of “Irony”
fifty times outside the paragraphs of A Modest Proposal.
The full poem can be found here: http://bit.ly/UmgSMV