To many times I hear the phrase can I be you? Well now you can, for a good price! I am up for sale. You can have my decent Fifa skills. The stuff I don't need, my coats, Xbox, phone, iPad and everything! You can have my experiences. My trips to Africa, Europe and Asia where a learned about different cultures which have shaped my being. For a great price, you can be me, and have it all.
Four Verse Poems
The white blanket
The specks of white
All equally unique
Make a blanket of white--
Until a call is received from Jerry Ward
The the snow's work is done
A time of cozy-ness
Whilst the snow plummets down
We are inside, watching and admiring the site
Covered and blankets and the heat turned up high
We rest and rest until dawn
"Ugh" you hear, muttering from my voice
Pushing the boulders and mountains of snow
Until there is a break of path between the whiteness
And only then, you walk inside and finally grab a cup of coco
The steep slope
I have a bird's eye view of Loon Mountain--
Tiny blobs of overstuffed pink and blue
Tethered like puppies on leashes.
My eyes drift upwards,
There are kids with impeccable pizza form
When the chair jolts on tower 17/23
The spherical shaped, icy moguls
Are being attempted by the "pros"
But then I see the sign:
"prepare to lift bar,"
"unload here with your ski tips up"
Now it's my turn
I put a lot of time and effort into these poems, and for once, I feel these poems actually sound good! All of these poems above, have meaning! Every type of poetry has meaning, even if it is interpreted in a way, the author never thought of. This is why poetry is so unique from other arts. Instead of physically drawing a scene on a canvas. Poetry imaginatively draws many different scenes on paper through words. It's all about how you internalize, and interpret the authors words. That's how you can succeed in a poetic career, it's if you persevere and try to find a great meaning on what you are writing about.
The Valley of Unrest
Edgar Allen Poe
Once it smiled a silent dell
Where the people did not dwell;
They had gone unto the wars,
Trusting to the mild-eyed stars,
Nightly, from their azure towers,
To keep watch above the flowers,
In the midst of which all day
The red sun-light lazily lay.
Now each visitor shall confess
The sad valley's restlessness.
Nothing there is motionless --
Nothing save the airs that brood
Over the magic solitude.
Ah, by no wind are stirred those trees
That palpitate like the chill seas
Around the misty Hebrides!
Ah, by no wind those clouds are driven
That rustle through the unquiet Heaven
Uneasily, from morn till even,
Over the violets there that lie
In myriad types of the human eye --
Over the lilies there that wave
And weep above a nameless grave!
They wave: -- from out their fragrant tops
Eternal dews come down in drops.
They weep: -- from off their delicate stems
Perennial tears descend in gems.
The Valley of Unrest is a very emotionally graphic poem. It speaks about a land were there is so much death and decay, that all the flowers, and goodness in the world is dying out. It's a very gripping and descriptive poem that can be told like a story. That is part of the reason I like it so much. Also, Poe's choice of words are incredible and help the poem inflict an experience on the reader and I think this will captivate my classmates. At some points U don't fully understand what's going on, but because of the beautiful words Poe puts in this poem, it's still sounds great! Hopefully I can make it far in the W.W. Fenn
with this poem.
After the long weekend, it was tough getting back in the groove of things, especially regarding YIP. I was the most tired I have ever been at school this morning and I don't know why! Anyway, I went about the day studying for tomorrow's Global Studies test and doing homework. I haven't had a real half day in a while because I have Wrestling on Tuesdays, so this dentist appointment effected me in quite a relaxing way.
Well that was my Tuesday, hopefully yours wasn't as tiring!
Poetry is an art, there are many different spectrums to it. For some it is a type of meditation, an opportunity the get their stored feelings on paper. Every type of poetry has meaning, even if it is interpreted in a way, the author never thought of. This is why poetry is so unique from other arts. Instead of physically drawing a scene on a canvas. Poetry imaginatively draws many different scenes on paper through words. It's all about how you internalize, and interpret the authors words.
My experience of poetry so far has been somewhat of an adventure. My goals of being a poet, is to be able to imagine Fitz reading my poems, and they sound good! On my first attempt of a poem this year, I had a really good idea, but in reality, at first sight by Fitz, we both knew that I had to scrap it. Then on my second attempt, I wrote about Skiing on Loon mountain, and the ride on the chairlift, up to a tough trail. Like I said above, it can be interpreted in many ways. At second glance, I saw how the ride up the chairlift, and seeing others fall on this difficult trail, as the journey of my poetry career. When it's time to lift the bar on the chairlift, it's now my turn to embark on my poetic career.
9th Grade Fitz English
Money and Work Walden Economy Essay
Money and Work
“But I am wiser than that. I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.”
Excerpt From: Fitzsimmons, John. “Fitz's Abbreviated Walden 1-4.
Why should you spend time making money for a train when you can just walk to your destination in half the time? In most cases one must work for money, which can be time consuming. It's amazing how people think that taking the train at the end of the day is more efficient than walking at the start of the day and getting to your destination by noon. There is always a chain reaction to spending money, when trying to take the train you first must work for that money which, can be exhausting and laborious. In Walden, Thoreau describes an experience when a friend and him are trying to get to a destination. The friend decides that he will take the train. Thoreau decides he will walk.
"Instead of going to Fitchburg, you will be working here the greater part of the day. And so, if the railroad reached round the world, I think that I should keep ahead of you; and as for seeing the country and getting experience of that kind, I should have to cut your acquaintance altogether.”
Thoreau walks through the steps of his friend taking the train. Representing that he will have to work for most of the day to get the money to pay for the train ride. During the time his friend would be working Thoreau will be walking to the destination, and will get there before his friend even finishes his work.