Nobel Prize winning Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74- 30 August 2013
"Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died aged 74.
BBC Northern Ireland Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart looks back at the career of the man from Bellaghy who was honoured with the Nobel prize for literature." (BBC)
Seamus Heaney recites poem Digging
"Seamus Heaney wrote many poems, having had 12 collections of poems published across his writing career.
The 74-year-old poet said some of his happiest memories were of working on the family farm, and in this extract, he recites the poem titled Digging." (BBC)
Digging by Seamus Heaney "Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down..." (poetryfoundation.org)
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, lay your costly robes aside.
No longer may you glory in your pride ;
Take leave of all your carnal vain delight,
I'm come to summons you away to-night...
Ta1k not of noon-you may as well be mute
This is no time at all for vain dispute;
Your riches, garments, gold . and jewels bright.
Your houses and lands must on new owners light..."
"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..." (nls.uk)
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."
- un site signalé par Francis Henné
Kids (poetry4kids.com) - with Ken Nesbitt's Books, Poetry Lessons, Poetry Games,
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."
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."
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."
Alphabet - a poem by Eduardo Gonzalez Chillon - listen
+ activities (British Council)
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."
"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!)
- listen + activities
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'
"For starters you will find rhyming poems about………. Family, school, pets, nature, loss, war, food, change, retirement, and many more topics."
+ Poems for children (anitapoems.com)
EDWARD LEAR :
Lear : 59 poems / 51 recorded (repeatafterus.com)
A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear :
- with illustrations, for example : "There was an old person of Prague, who was suddenly seized with the plague..." (horntip.com)
The Scroobious Pip by Edward Lear (1830-1888) "Then all the beasts that walk on the ground
Danced in a circle round and round-
And all the birds that fly in the air
Flew round and round in a circle there,
And all the fish in the Jellybolee
Swum in a circle about the sea,
And all the insects that creep or go
Buzzed in a circle to and fro.
And they roared and sang and whistled and cried
Till the noise was heard from side to side-
Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip!
It’s only name is the Scroobious Pip."
Don't put mustard in the custard - a poem
by Michael Rosen - UPDATED "Don't put toffee in my coffee
don't pour gravy on the baby
don't put beer in his ear
don't stick your toes up his nose..." (fileserver.booktrust.org.uk)
Limerick Isles - "Multi-featured cool Ebook, The Limerick Isles, a collection
of 600 original limericks based on British and Irish place names.
Includes a limerick generator to help compose your own. Some are in
Scots dialect but a glossary is included.
Increase your geographical awareness." "Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales,
Here the laughter comes in gales:
Giggles, hoots and outright shrieks;
Saintly smiles and little eeks..."
What a poem's
not "A poem is not a Coat
but it may have some warmth in it.
A poem is not a Dog
but it might be quite a friend.
A poem is not an Endless pair of trousers
but it can be quite long... "
and phonics: 10 little poems(Renée Maufroid)
- Meet the Creeps
- Daisy is a brainy snail
- I dream of a meal by the seaside
- A gentleman Goat
- My Birthday is a week on a Monday
- Ice-cream cake
- The man in the moon
- I spy a little fly
- Left right Left right
- Three six nine