Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Don't Like Poetry? Betcha Do

...don't forget all those Valentine's rhymes!



 You say you don't like poetry--I doubt that. We just have to establish what we mean by poetry.


Yes, you enjoyed a movie that is all poetry.
That come-on line is nothing but poetry.


Romeo + Juliet


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_%2B_Juliet 


 


The Cat in the Hat--even my name is poetry.

 


You can't say you never liked Dr. Seuss--what's that--you forgot it was poetry?


The Cat in the Hat


http://www.seussville.com/books/book_detail.php?isbn=9780394800011 


     


Betting you have quoted poetry, though maybe not all at once.


Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all  Tennyson To err is human; to forgive, divine  Alexander Pope  A thing of beauty is a joy forever  Keats And miles to go before I sleep  Robert Frost Hope springs eternal in the human breast  Alexander Pope To be or not to be: that is the question Shakespeare I know why the caged bird sings Maya Angelou O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo Shakespeare...there's no joy in Mudville, the mighty Casey has struck out. Thayer


You probably chuckled at the Limerick about the girl from Venus, but I won't print that since this is a family edublog. But this poem  might make you smile, especially noting the poet.


The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, "Not fair!
Why kan't I keep my share?"
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian.
—Salman Rushdie 


Maybe you didn't realize you were accessing poetry during spiritual moments. The Psalms are poems, like the most quoted Psalm 23.
Lena Moore Psalm 23 Quilt ca. 1930 Collection of Janet M. Green "Talking Quilts" American Folk Art Museum
Remember when you were in ninth grade and you kind of liked that wild story with the Greek guy and all the monsters like the Cyclops and the crazy-haired Medusa? 

That was poetry, thanks to Homer, not Simpson. The Odyssey by Homer.
Cyclops AKA Claymation


Achilles AKA Brad Pitt.

 And don't forget Achilles, not the heel. The Illiad (and the story of Troy) was  a poem, too.


 Speaking of Homer Simpson, here is my last evidentiary item. You enjoyed "The Raven: the Simpson's Version." I know you did. Though they did a really Poe job of it. (Ha, English major joke.)



The Raven: The Simpsons Version


http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=251203 


Poetry...you like poetry. Told ya so.

The Raven:The Simpsons Version [117,615 views] 
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The Raven:The Simpsons Version [117,615 views]

 

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