Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain gets its title from the understanding that, like the spring in Robert Frost’s “The Pasture,” the spring of our imaginative and creative centers requires tending. This can be particularly true for teachers with the increasing pressures put on them in these challenging times.

Since 1992, the Dodge Poetry Program has offered Spring & Fountain to New Jersey teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. 

This program will be offered in Spring of 2016, and registration will go live in later February. Return to this page for Registration Information. 

Mark your calendar! The Common Gathering will take place at Princeton Day School on Saturday, May 21st!

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Registration will begin in late February, 2016. Check back for details!

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha'nt be gone long.—You come too.

            --Robert Frost, “The Pasture”