Introduction to Poetry

Thought you might enjoy this Friday poem…
See what you think about it…
Write your responses to the prompts.
Are you going to use poetry in your research projects?
All the best,
Sandra S

Poetry Feed HE

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Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

by Billy Collins 

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It’s Week 4 already!

Each Friday Sam or I will post a poem and pose some questions to reflect on while eating your lunch.

Today the poem itself is about poetry. Billy Collins has twice been…

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