by Gary R. Hess
The trees never swayed until you smiled.
The grass never grew until you laughed.
And when the leaves began to fall
and dry upon the earth,
they absorbed into the soil.
Trees and grass began to grow,
and fresh leaves lived. (more…)
by Gary R. Hess
Dancing in the wind,
they shook their fingers
with movement made
by songs of peace
to remind them of
in nature’s breast
with serenity and joyfulness.
Their Spring paste
was escaping them.
widdled and shrunken
like a Senior’s hands–
time has left
their somber side.
bright in the afternoon sky–
“The Tyger” looks at what could create such a creature like the tiger. The poem takes a look at the different parts of the tiger’s body and the thing (God?) who created the subject.
Are you looking for information on the poem “Ode to Large Tuna in the Market” by Pablo Nerudo? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will take a look at a summary of the poem, an analysis of the meter, rhyme and idioms, and then we take a look at the poem itself.
You can also learn how to write your own poetry explication.
“Ode to Large Tuna in the Market” is about the author walking through the market and seeing a variety of different vegetables but only one fish, and the fish is what catches his eye and admiration the most. He goes on to brag about the greatness of this fish, the tuna. (more…)
The author tells the reader to remember a time when they were seventeen and drunk, driving home in their father’s station wagon at 3:00 AM on a two-lane curvy road in the middle of nowhere. A deer jumps out, you don’t see it. You try to steer clear but still manage to hit the deer as you wind up in the ditch with a busted up car. The deer, however, is still alive, barely. You pick up the deer and put it in the backseat and drive home. Midway through the drive, the deer wakes up and bites you but soon passes out. Once you get home, your dad freaks out, gets a concrete brick, and kills the deer. The poem ends by mentioning how all your life you leave a trail a ruin even though you try to fix the problem you created.
“Snow” first appeared in Actual Air by David Berman in 1999 and was considered an instant classic. The poem was then published by Billy Collins published in his A Poem a Day for American High Schools. Let’s take a look at “Snow” and analyze the literal and figurative meanings it conveys.
“Snow” follows two brothers who are outside in winter. The two brothers are walking through a field and see snow angels. The younger brother asks who made the snow angels. The older brother tells him that it was a troop of angels who had been shot and dissolved. The younger brother continues to ask questions about who shot them and why. The older brother says a farmer shot them for trespassing. The narrator then finishes by saying the outdoors is like a room.
He sees his shadow– (more…)
The sun rises now (more…)
Doves whispered softly (more…)