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WINDOWS By David Kherdian The best part of school was the window I looked out of?over the seen and imagine spaces there and beyond The school bell never sounded or announced its arrival inside my head I heard only the trees and birds singing and what the wind said Across the schoolyard tenement noises with cars passing and talking trucks everywhere The rag and tin man on his horse-driven cart and the excited fireman?s clang clang clang -- David Kherdian's poems are from his 20th book of poems, forthcoming from Taderon Press, London, in early 2006. He has published 63 books in a variety of fields, including a Bibliography of William Saroyan, three memoirs, fiction, retellings and translations, a life of the Buddha, children's books and several biographies including The Road From Home, for which he was awarded numerous awards and prizes, including a Newbery Honor Book, The Jane Adams Peace Award, The Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Award. Also, for one of his novels, he was given The Friends of American Writers Award. In addition, he has edited nine anthologies, founded three small presses, and he has been the editor of three journals, including Ararat, Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic-American Literature, and Stopinder: A Gurdjieff Journal for Our Time. David is currently editing a paper called The Tree, while compiling The Armenian-American Writer: The First Generation, which will consist of novelists, short story writers, playwrights, and poets, ranging over the last 82 years, that will also feature essays on these writers by as many second-generation Armenian-American writers.