Friday, 26 April 2013


On Monday (April 22nd) we (my class) were introduced to out new English Unit- Poetry, and were asked later to write what we think about it.
 Poetry is art! It is a story with a rhythm, a painting made of words. It is a way to describe your emotions and your thoughts.What you see and what you want to see, what you imagine and what is life to you.  It should have no boundaries, it is you as letters. It comes in forms and shapes and characteristics, like every single person in this world. Each poem attracts a different heart and mind. In my view poetry should not be analysed and taken apart, read it and love it for what it is. Dont dissect it, because when you dissect something, its dead, you see what you want and then toss it away.

I myself dont write much poetry but I do enjoy it. Here and there I try to write my own poem, but it doesn't always work. I like inspiration and time to guide me through writing it. I prefer poetry to be a free thing, if I dont connect with the poem, I stop and move on or re-read it slowly. So I'm saying I find analysing a poem using a knife to see the contents is irritating, I find it boring and very one sided. I prefer to listen to how others read it, see it and through it talk on how it makes each person feel. To have a full glass globe, with endless, angles to look through it.

One poem, I like is by Shakespeare (and I know we are going to learn about him): A Madrigal

CRABBED Age and Youth
Cannot live together:
Youth is full of pleasance,
Age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn,         
Age like winter weather,
Youth like summer brave,
Age like winter bare;
Youth is full of sport,
Age's breath is short,  
Youth is nimble, Age is lame;
Youth is hot and bold,
Age is weak and cold,
Youth is wild, and Age is tame:—
Age, I do abhor thee;  
Youth, I do adore thee:
O! my Love, my Love is young!
Age, I do defy thee—
O sweet shepherd, hie thee,
For me thinks thou stay'st too long.

On Wednesday we continued our discussion on poetry and to add to the post and tell of what we learnt
For me I learnt different terms for a poem, Economy of a verse and aural quality and others like contemplating and emoting.  I like poetry its fun and i especially like the ones with deep meaning.

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