Hartland Consolidated School


I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a child's mind
And they fashioned it with care.

 One was a teacher, the tools she used
Were books and music and art;
One was a parent with a guiding hand
And a gentle and loving heart.

 Day after day, the teacher toiled
With a touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored by her side
And polished and smoothed it o'er.

 And when at last their task was done
They were proud of what they had wrought,
The things they had molded into the child
Could neither be sold or bought.

 And each agreed they would have failed
If they had worked alone,
For behind the parent stood the teacher
And behind the teacher, the home.