LENAPE POETRY April 2020
Students said Yes! to all these things after reading/listening to poet e.e. cummings, below
Barking Licking Playing
My pet dog
I see a flower, I see the sky,
I see a blue bird flying by. The bird sings a beautiful song,
I think winter's come and gone.
The trees are tall, the grass has grown,
the flowers have bloomed,
what do you know.
A sunny day,
no clouds of gray. No friends to see
when we’re quarantined. They said we’ll be back in school
in no time, not just to rhyme, that did not
happen and now
we are saddened. :(
Cute and black,
Salt and pepper on his back,
Reaching out with his paws to me,
His little white shoes on,
Maybe he’s dreaming about going outside,
On my parents bed,
Now curled up in a ball,
My little sleepy Sneezy.
Have you heard of tiny Melinda Mae?
Who ate an enormous whale?
She said she could, she said she would!
So she started in right at the tail
And she ate little bites and chewed real slow, just like a good girl should...
and in 99 years she ate that whale!
Just like she said she would!!!
After you listen to the poem, "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth, think about the last part, when the poet is on the couch and picturing the daffodils in his "mind's eye" - his memory - and how it still brings him pleasure. Listen a second time. Think about something that you saw, or that happened to you, and how the memory is still so vivid. Could you write about that?
"The Tropics in New York" by Claude McKay
"Loving the World" read by Kira
"Spring" read by Katie
'Night" read by Blessin
"Jabberwocky" - Lewis Carroll
Naomi Shahib Nye - "One Boy Told Me"