Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat." - Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

So. I have doubled the list of poets and poems - just in case you wish to change your mind over break..

3. Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz"  - Jason

4. Sexton, "Her Kind

5. Olds, "Rite of Passage"(with Audio) - Tristan

6. Williams"This Is Just to Say" - Denny, Ashley

7. Eliot, "The Winter Evening Settles Down"  - Ed 

8. Tennyson, "The Eagle" - Colin, Connor 

9. Rich, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" - Emma H
(Text from Prof. Al Filreis English 88 Modern & Contemporary American Poetry)

10. Browning, "My Last Duchess" (with Audio) - Heidi - Felicia

11. Plath, “Metaphors” (with a paragraph of analysis) - Ben 

12. Lawrence, “Piano” - Shannon, Nico

13. Bottoms, "Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt" (Handout—this is not in the book) - Philip P

14. Cummings, "in Just" - Kelly

15. Stallings, "First Love: A Quiz" - Emma S, Kayla

16. Herbert, "Easter Wings" - Abhay

17. Hollander, "Swan and Shadow" - Mimi, Gossen

18. Stevens, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" - Nina, Dan

19. Merwin, "For the Anniversary of My Death" - Philip T

20. Oliver, "Wild Geese" - Lee Lee

21. Millay, "Recuerdo"

22. Ginsberg, "A Supermarket in California"

23. Hoagland, "Beauty" - Corinne

24. Kooser, "Abandoned Farmhouse" - Cam, Sarah W.

25. Dove, "Daystar" - Sydney 

26. Moore, "Poetry"

27. Song, "Stamp Collecting"

28. Alexie, "The Powwow at the End of the World"

29. Yeats, "The Second Coming" - Jake J

30. Hughes, "Theme for English B"  

31.Espaillat, "Bilingual/Bilingue"

32. Hardy, "Neutral Tones" - Dylan

33. Kenyon, "The Suitor" - Will P.

34. Dickinson, "My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun"

35. Rilke, "The Panther" - Lily G

36. Simic, "Fork" Ryan

37. Brooks, "Southeast Corner"

38. Ryan, "Turtle" - Sarah K

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