What songs do we know and love? Sing them. (e.g., “Moonshadow,” “Mushi-mushi,” “Shut-Eye Town”)
How are poems and songs related? How do they differ? Are they different?
What songs do we remember? Why do we remember them?
POETRY LESSON #3: Hearing the sounds of the words
Listen, with your eyes closed, to Sting’s song, “I was brought to my senses” (from the Mercury Falling CD). After listening, draw what you heard.
word list of “sound” words
Gerard Manly Hopkins, “God’s Grandeur”; Gwendolyn Brooks, “We Real Cool”; Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
Langston Hughes, The Dream-Keeper and Other Poems
Write a song, a poem using “sound” words, a poem about a memory of something you heard (“Baby Mozart”??), a poem about a song or a longer piece of music, such as a symphony
Collect the recipes of three of your favorite dishes. Prepare one of these dishes. Bring the three recipes and the dish to class next time for the “Poetry Potluck.”