Saturday, 17 January 2015

Poem Examples


December Leaves 
by Kaye Starbird

The fallen leaves are cornflakes
That fill the lawn's wide dish
And night and noon
The wind's a spoon
That stirs them with a swish

The sky's a silver sifter
A-sifting white and slow,
That gently shakes
On crisp brown flakes
The sugar known as snow.


goulish, grimy, green-gilded Smee
frrightened; for he's fighting me
my sword was all i stowed with me
me from him and him from me
so i erased the essence of him end my victory
and i took off his head- a terrific trophy
for the kids and kinsfolk caressing it's knee
for the kids and the kinsfolk awaiting for me.
seven super soldiers had he
the fight fell short from a frightened flee
i stood not seeing him safe and free
i chased down the cheer-charrer hiding from me
i brought it back - a bundle of glee
yes i brought back the body- a bundle of glee


My heart leaps up when i behold
by William Wordsworth
My heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky 
Spring and daisies means youth in Sara Teasdale’s “Wild Asters”:
In the spring, I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever, clear-eyed daisies
Always knew.
Brown and barren means growing old in Sara Teasdale’s “Wild Asters”:
Now the fields are brown and barren,
Bitter autumn blows,
Bitter autumn means death in Sara Teasdale’s “Wild Asters”:
Now the fields are brown and barren,
Bitter autumn blows,
And of all the stupid asters
Not one knows.
by T.S. Elliot

The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways.
Six o'clock.
The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
And now a gusty shower wraps
The grimy scraps
Of withered leaves about your feet
And newspapers from vacant lots;
The showers beat
On broken blinds and chimney-pots,
And at the corner of the street
A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.  
And then the lighting of the lamps.

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