Do you like my new blog name (The Pen is Mightier)? Do you like my new tag (Than the Sword)? I thought it was clever. I think a lot of my readers also read Kirsten’s blog, and Kirsten recently wrote a couple of posts on poetry. I really enjoyed Kirsten’s poetry style, so I tried to replicate it. How did I do?
Just over my head
Out of my reach
The only hopeless person
Among thousands of hopeful
The feather blows away
The wind stealing my hope
What do you think? No, it’s not exactly like Kirsten’s poems, but I tried. I didn’t try and make the stanzas get shorter and shorter, but it happened all the same. I wrote another one in math class. This one made me question my sanity.
A single eyelash
No one will miss it
No one notices
It’s slow decent
It lands on the floor
Yes, I wrote a poem about an eyelash. Get over it.
One last thing on poetry. In ILA English we’re annotating poems! Basically we get to analyze the poem and discover what it means. I’m doing one by Robert Frost.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.