Sea Song :
Have you ever collected shells? Enjoy this poem about a shell that sings.
I found a shell, a curly one,
Lying on the sand,
I picked it up and took it home,
Cold inside my hand.
Mummy looked at it and then
She held it to my ear,
And from the shell there came a song,
Soft and sweet and clear.
I was surprised – I listened hard,
But it was really true.
I wish you’d find a nice big shell
And hear it singing too!
The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.
Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.
Sea Song :