Sunday, 21 April 2013

Earth Day

Read the two poems below & create your own poem about Earth Day

by David Wagoner        

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest

Knows where you are. You must let it find you. 

The peace of wild things
By Wendell Barry 

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Katherine's All About Me Poem

Helpful, Crafty, Artistic, Hard Working
Sibling of Bridget and Christpher
Lover of horses and dogs
Who fears clowns
Who needs friends
Who gives help to those who need it
Who would like to see a big horse show
Resident of her parents' house

Poem about me

Christopher cool, handsome and fast Sibling of sister Lover of video games
Who fears spiders
Who needs a basketball Who gives high fives
Who would like to see Ironman Resident of Canada Caruso


Happy, ninja, small and positive
Sibling of no one
Lover of cheese, turtles, school and warm weather
Who fears most bugs, dark, and being startled
Who needs friends, family, and a reason to live
Who gives happiness and a shoulder to lean on
Who would like to see more places across the world
Resident of Ravenclaw

Olivia's Bear Poem Poetic Devices

Pretty Pandas
Great Grizzly Bears
Beautiful Black Bear
Silly Sun Bear
Perfect Polar Bear
Great Gummy Bears
As fuzzy as warm blankets.
They growl and roar.
They hibernate like rocks.
Bears are amazing.

Sam's epic poem of epicness

Sibling of Jack
Lover of Pizza,Chocolate,and Things that make loud noises
Who fears THE INEVITABLE Who needs a big stick
Who gives free advice (for 7$)
Who would like to see Pigs fly
Resident of Burlington,Ontario

The Cow and The Cans By: Mackenzie

A fat, fluffy cow could count the cans that smelt like burnt cheese with mice inside, in the farmhouse.
When the cow kicked one of the cans, the mouse inside screamed loudly.
That outburst startled the cow and he went "MOOOOO!"
"Pardon," The mouse came out and told the cow, " I didn’t mean to startle you my friend, but you kicked my can and almost dented it, so I had to yell. I am usually peaceful and quiet like falling snow,
But a mouse with out a cheese-smelling can is like a dog without a bone."
"I’m sorry for kicking your can," said the cow, "But without cans to count and kick, I’ll just go back to my pasture home."


Belieber, Cray Cray, I got SWAG, Capital L Walrus.
Sibling of Victoria and Jorgia
Lover of Music and Justin Bieber
Who fears Surprises
Who needs Humor
Who gives Free Hugs
Who would like to see Justin Bieber
Resident of Canada

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Galloping Horses By Katherine

Galloping Horses
Surging stallions,
Merry mares,
Frolicking fillies,
Curious colts.
Hooves flying off the ground,
Into the sky and all around:
A bright shooting star.
Bat-um Bat-um:
Up and down the road.
They all are a part of magic;
As free as a cloud:
As free as the wind.

Kyle is Awesome

Awesome, Coolio, Swaggy, Good Looking B-)
Sibling of Jayden and Dylan.
Lover of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Who fears 99% of bugs.
Who needs $.
Who gives <3 people I love.
Who would like to see one million $ fall from the sky.
Resident of my brick house.
Flamable, Available in 6 colors, Slap-happy, Strong
Sibling of Gordon and James, the hobos of tomorrow
Lover of Friendly fire, combustable lemons and Artificial Babies
Who fears a spy-crabs natural enemy... THE BRICK!
Who needs The recommended dose of air, as perscribed by a doctor
Who gives non-reputable advice
Who would like to see the inside of his eyes
Resident of Earth


Amazing, Smart, Tall, Funny
Sibling of Brother Eoin
Lover of Art, Science, Books, Adventure
Who fears Spiders, but nothing else
Who needs Good Food, Basketball Practice, and his Parents
Who gives Fun, spirit and awesomeness
Who would like to see Egypt, The Colloseum, The hanging Gardens Resident of Burlington, Ontario, Mars


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

perilous penguins

AIDAN                                                      'PENGUINS'                            BY:  AIDAN

Perilous Penguins. They fight, they bite, and they hurt like a wasp stings. Perilous Penguins, they drop into the cold, icy waters of the south. Perilous Penguins, they are "War Mongers". Perilous Penguins, they scream out 'Squak'! "What?" is our answer. Perilous Penguins, they are like 'time bombs ready to explode'. Perilous Penguins, they fight, they bite, but don't know how to write. Perilous Penguins, they are my best friends.


Kyle's Poem w/ All Devices

Poem with all of the Devices in it
Terrible times and
the monumental moments.
Your life can sometimes give you
drops of tears
or times of happiness.
When I’m happy,
I am a fresh newborn mind.
"You need to eat tweet."
I said to my bird.
This bird is like a brother to me.
Tweet loves to eat meat.
Tweet is like a blast of fresh air.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

All About Me Poem - due Friday, April 19th (in class)
Open the above link and follow the instructions to creat an All About Me poem.  You may elaborate and extend the concept.

Friday, 12 April 2013

                                          Wet Wallaby, by Luc

The wet wallaby would feel really damp, yet soft, is a little bundel of joy, and likes to chitter chat to his friends, and is very nice. The outback is home to a wallaby snack like a leaf, growing well and happy to be picked and eaten by a wallaby, who is like a fussy baby when it comes to food.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Poetic Devices & Figurative Language in Poetry

Create a poem using each of the poetic devices included in this video.  Post your poem.

Figurative Language in Poetry

What is the poetic device Tigger is referring to?  Give me 3 examples. (Post your answer and no repeats.)

Monday, 8 April 2013

What will your verse be?

Poetic Phrasing

Before the World Intruded

Michele Rosenthal

Return me to those infant years,
before I woke from sleep,

when ideas were oceans crashing,
my dreams blank shores of sand.

Transport me fast to who I was
when breath was fresh as sight,

my new parts — unfragmented —
shielded faith from unkind light.

Draw for me a figure whole, so different
from who I am. Show me now

this picture: who I was
when I began.

Read the above poem.  What do you think the message is that the poet is trying to convey?  Pick one phrase you think sounds poetic.  What do you think makes this particular phrase sound poetic?