The Rubaiyat: History's most luxurious book of poetry - 11 January 2018
"In 1909, two London bookbinders were commissioned to create a book that would become one of the most bedazzling the world had beheld. Joobin Bekhrad reveals how it ended up at the bottom of the Atlantic – and how it still influences today."
"Oscar Wilde described the Rubáiyát as a “masterpiece of art”,
placing it alongside Shakespeare’s sonnets as one of his greatest literary loves."
Maya Angelou (/ˈmaɪ.əˈændʒəloʊ/; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) "was an American author and poet.
She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies,
and television shows spanning more than 50 years. She received dozens of awards and over 30 honorary doctoral degrees..." (Wikipedia)
The Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide
"All of the sites and pages listed here are full of accurate information, helpful materials, and relevant resources for the poet – all for free." (freebooknotes.com)
Lost Generation- a poem by Jonathan Reed "Read the message, then read it again in reverse. Which generation do you belong in?" (YouTube)
"Jonathan Reed won second place in AARP's U@50 video contest launched in 2007.
Contestants were asked to create 2-minute video describing their vision of the future; what life would be like by the time they turned 50.
Reed was inspired by the Argentinian political advertisement "The Truth". (passionatelycurious.typepad.com)
Library of Congress: Poetry(Library of Congress) - "transcripts from live chat sessions, a primary source set that includes images, newspaper articles, written drafts, oral history interviews, original play manuscripts to help teach a "found poetry" activity, lesson plans, bibliography, and a long list of online resources especially for teachers, plus another list especially for students."(Education World)
BROADSIDE BALLADS :
Contemplator's Short History of Broadside Ballads "Printed folk music was extremely popular for more
than four hundred years, beginning in the sixteenth century.
Words to popular songs were printed on sheets of varying
lengths. They came to be known as broadsides...
'Death and the Lady' was printed on a broadside by J. Deacon
sometime between 1683 and 1700.
It was printed as 'The Great Messenger of Mortality, or
a Dialogue betwixt Death and a Lady'." (contemplator.com)
"The four concluding lines of the present copy of DEATH
AND THE LADY are found inscribed on tomb-stones
in village church-yards in every part of England" : "The grave's the market-place where all men meet,
Both rich and poor, as well as small and great.
If life were merchandise that gold could buy,
The rich would live, the poor alone would die." (worldwideschool.org)
"A haughty rich young lady tries to buy off Death
when he comes
to claim her, but Death shows "no respect."' (librarycompany.org)
and the Lady'- a broadside ballad DEATH
'Fair Lady, throw those costly robes aside,
No longer may you glory in your pride;
Take leave of all your carnal vain delight,
I'm come to summon you away this night.'
'What bold attempt is this? Pray let me know
From whence you come, and whither I must go.
Shall I, who am a lady, stoop or bow
To such a pale-faced visage? Who art thou?' (contemplator.com)
"This ballad is structured as a dialogue between Death
and a woman, and is clearly intended for moral instruction.
The implication is that the woman has led an extravagant,
sinful life, and death has caught her before she has had
the chance to reflect and pursue a more Christian lifestyle.
The fact that this heavy-handed lesson is aimed specifically
at women illustrates the Calvinist, paternalistic, sometimes
misogynistic moral codes that prevailed in Scottish society
of the time..."
to encourage your learners to write a poem about the topic of 'Me
and my Life'
World "Here you'll find original fiction and verse, a certain
admixture of meaningless gibberish and a stupid cartoon strip,
all wrapped up with a classical MIDI soundtrack, plus a soundfont
called Sinfonia for those who use such things."
Kids - with Ken Nesbitt's Books, Poetry Lessons, Poetry Games,
Rhyming Dictionary... (poetry4kids.com)
Poetry Foundation (poetryfoundation.org) "A good starting point is the Archive, where thousands
of poems can be searched by poet, title, theme, and occasion.
The archive also features high-quality recordings of poems,
interviews with poets, and documentaries as well as cartoons
that address the subject of poetry. Included are list of lists such as most popular poets, most popular poems,
poems to read to children, etc. The features section includes articles
on poets, poetry, culture, guidebooks, and children.
Visitors will also find poetry best sellers, book picks
and links to poetry sites around the Web in the publishing
Dispatches include recent news, a photo archive of poetry
in the landscape, and a slide show of historically significant anthologies."
of Poetry Acrostic / Ballad / Cinquain / Clarity Pyramid / Clerihew / Diamante
/ Didactic / Epic / Epigram / Epitaph / Fable /Free Verse / Haiku
/ Kyrielle / Kyrielle Sonnet/ Limerick / Monody / Monorhyme / Naani
/ Ode / Palindrome / Pantoum / Paradelle / Quatrain / Rictameter
/ Sestina / Senryu / Shape Poetry / Song / Sonnet / Tanka / Tetractys
/ Tongue / Tyburn Villanelle -----
"Each definition has an example of each particular type of
poetry for better understanding." (shadowpoetry.com)
Poems- What Am I? - Teaching Poetry through Riddles(readwritethink.org) - ex : "The beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place."
& Poems Seasons - Special Days - Animals - Vegetation - Food - Family & Friends
- Language Arts - Math - At School...
by William Wordsworth (Read and listen)
- (repeatafterus.com) "For oft, when on my
couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."
No(poemhunter.com) + No (learnenglish.britishcouncil.org) "This poem by Thomas Hood takes a negative view
of winter in a cold, urban climate, but expresses it with a nice sense of humour."
(about November = a humorous complaint!)
Now You're Mine(YouTube) by Andy Garcia. Adapted from the poem "Son De Negros En Cuba" by Federico
read by Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts, from the soundtrack of the
movie 'The Postman'