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.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Interesting facts about Poetry.

The Epic of Gilgamesh, written thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia, is the oldest extant poem.

Poetry nearly always has a rhythm

Originating in Japan, the haiku is one of the shortest forms of poetic writing, a haiku poem is only seventeen syllables, normally broken down into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

The longest epic poems ever written were the Mahabharata and the Tibetan Epic of king Gesar