Thursday, 19 May 2011

The greatest accomplishments in life

To dream, to dare make true;
To fail, improve and learn from, in times due.
To change, evolve, and become stronger than before;
To recognize and overcome past pains from closed doors.
To share and love someone with talk, touch and time;
To see what is not there, yet feel its glow and shine.
To believe in oneself, in the face of adversity;
To express oneself, let go of fears, and enjoy life’s diversity.

To live within your means, without selling happiness for wealth;
To learn, and lead others to better their health.
To be true to your desires and spirit at all cost;
to follow your own path, and lead those who are lost.
To enjoy Beauty in all her mysterious forms;
To reconnect with items cherished, once lost to the storm.
To pay it forward, and not back;
To deliver light to the soul gone black.
By F.L.Dopico 12/26/2008

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Tips on reading a poem out loud...

Remember to read the poem slowly and clearly as it will much easier for your audience to hear it.

Read in a normal, relaxed tone of voice as poems selected are mostly written in a natural, colloquial style and should be read that way.

Try not to pause at the end of the line as it will make a choppy effect and wont flow as well. Only pause at punctuation.

look up unfamiliar words in a dictionary so you know how to pronounce them properly.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Everyone remember to start posting your Poems So everyone can enjoy reading them as well as you!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

     A Fairy Song
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear

By William Shakespeare

Saturday, 30 April 2011

About the Epic of Gilgamesh Poem
The oldest extant Poem, Very interesting

Anonymous; story was crafted and reworked by various Mesopotamian cultures including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians; original story likely dates back to around the time of King Gilgamesh of Uruk (c. 2,700 BC); 1,600 BC recension by Babylonian priest-exorcist, Sîn-leqi-unninni

Mesopotamian epic poem was originally written down by the Sumerians around 2,000 BC
Language & Form 
Epic poem. Original in the Sumerian language, written down with cuneiform characters on clay tablets found at Nippúr in Mesopotamia and dating back to around 2,000 BC; Synthetic Standard Version based on the 12-tablet Akkadian version of the poem found in the 25,000-tablet library of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (668-627 BC) at Niniveh. Recommended English translation: Nancy K. Sandars.

Upside Down...

People tell me to smile but still, I rather frown.
Because most don’t realize,
I’m smiling upside down.

 Types of poetry...
A poem that has five lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter.
Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence.
A poem that tells a story similar to a folk tail or legend which often has a repeated refrain. 
Poetry which has three stanzas of seven, eight or ten lines and a shorter final stanza of four or five. All stanzas end with the same one line refrain.
Blank verse
A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter and is often unobtrusive. The iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of speech.
A poem written about one self's life, personality traits, and ambitions.