Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Part 1: Nature Poetry Writing and Reading - A Wonderful Experience

Dr Abe V Rotor

You may use these poems for poetry reading in the classroom, in literary criticism, or simply as guide in making your own poems. It's a rare experience: poetry reading with music background around a bonfire on a peaceful evening under the stars with your family and friends. AVR

Detail of Mural by AVRotor

Dream Kites

Clear against the blue mountain far
Are specks of yellow, red and blue,
And white, and the many colors they make.

Swaying like birds, rising and swooping,
Suspended in time and space,
If not for the sinking sun.

The wind is fair, the grain is golden now,
Else the old folk would complain:
Don’t call the wind when the grain is young.

But kids that we were cared for nothing,
Except our kites at all costs must fly
From the other end of the string.

Up, up they soared into the sky,
Dwarfing Babel, trailing the Apollo-
Flight only our dreams could follow through.

My kite took me away to the city and beyond-
Years had passed and I see kites flying again,
Familiar they seem, but in another time. ~


Bangar tree, relative of Kalumpang. Along Commonwealth Avenue, Manggahan QC

Kalumpang Tree in Bloom


You build fire and douse it, too,

Exult beauty and let it go;
Children in your care will know
Of your lesson as they grow.

Golden Shower

The Siberian High lulls you to sleep,
While summer heralds your birth
Into a kingdom regal yet brief
That reigns over a parched earth.

You greet the sun with garlands of gold,
Dancing the whole day through;
And soon explode in a thousand-fold
Only to fall and cease to grow.

Sybil's ghost hangs, flowerless you stand,
Save pods dangling in dull chime
In the wind - then fall to the ground -
'Tis the end of summer time. ~


Blue Starfish

Blue Starfish, Calatagan, Batangas

From the blue sky on the chariot of Apollo,

Forever now you live in the sea below,
Mingling with other stars buried long time ago,
Save your color and ever changing hue. ~


You may use these poems for poetry reading in the classroom, in literary criticism, or simply as guide in making your own poems. It's a rare experience: poetry reading with music background around a bonfire on a peaceful evening under the stars with your family and friends.
AVR


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1 comment:

Mr Lonely said...

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