Poetry Collection Aaron kitchener- Block: 7

The Garden

Helen Hoyt

Do not fear.

The garden is yours

And it is yours to gather the fruits

And every flower of every kind,

And to set the high wall about it

And the closed gates.

The gates of your wall no hand shall open,

Not feet shall pass,

Through all the days until your return.

Do not fear.

But soon,

Soon let it be,

your coming!

For the pathways will grow desolate waiting,

The flowers say, “Our loveliness has no eyes to behold it!”

The leaves murmur all day with longing,

All night the boughs of the trees sway themselves with longing…

O Master of the Garden,

O my sun and rain and dew,

Come quickly.

This poem is in the public domain.

The poet Helen Hoyt uses personification to show that the objects looked like they were doing something they actually cant. The flowers say, “Our loveliness has no eyes to behold it!” this is an example because flowers cant talk. "The leaves murmur all day with longing" this is an example because leaves are trying to say something and they actually do that. Personification is used in " The Garden " by Helen Hoyt.

Wildfire Moon (Summer, L.A. 2016)

Carol Muske-Dukes, 1945

Pale ash falls from

the sky. On the lanai,

a child finger-paints

a big red sun, twin to

the one that burns

above: mirror on fire.

What does the sun see,

through pages of smoke?

Hills: gargoyles, winged.

The horizon brazen as

the great fool’s gold

jet landing on sparkler

wheels. She catches it:

the revolving star atop

a police cruiser, reflecting

in a flash, the blood moon

coming up at dusk. Printing

her name in what we call

stardust. No one can look

for long into a burning

mirror: faces break up into

bloodshards. Still her small

fingers work ash into a

pink soul-lit version of

a planet unlike ours, its

moon withdrawing into

lit craters. Witness how

she rises, even in this sullen

white downfall, watching over

the indelible realms of touch.

No one else will ever render it so,

a world on fire burning within this

world that her fingers summon tonight,

arriving wildbright and never again.

Copyright © 2016 by Carol Muske-Dukes. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on November 14, 2016, by the Academy of American Poets.

Carol Muske-Dukes uses figurative language in the poem " Wildfire Moon (SUMMER, L.A. 2016) " to create an image. " a child finger paints a picture of the big red burning sun similar to the one above" this creates an image of the sun she is seeing. Another one is personification and it says " what does the sun see " this is personification because the sun cant see. In " Wildfire Moon (SUMMER, L.A. 2016) " Carol Muske-Dukes uses figurative language.

Lunchtime with Woodwinds

Alli Warren

I wish I could write a song

to make the world

yield to this rushing

lapping what starts

tonguing what parts

any possible other world than this

inertia for pink medallion

inertia for those skeptics

in the building

who think of the unknown

as hemorrhage—quick stop

that thing from surfacing

I want to rub along

the webbing I want nothing but

the cove’s yawning jaw

for how else could possibility emerge

you see that honey

seeping through cracks?

let’s consider unbearable facts

beat this meat against the rocks

you call that virtue? knock knock

is this the proper place for the symposium?

small of my back requests unfolding

requests enveloping entry

call the operators

to open pathways

to vessels which gleam

rightly and rush

a humid blue bowl

to make this here inlet

to resist enclosure

and the loaded laying down

of structure on soft earth

as desire can never perish

blind in the rush of weeds

trying to get a glimpse

of the law

falling away

and in passing breathing lift

Copyright © 2016 by Alli Warren. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on November 16, 2016, by the Academy of American Poets.

In the poem " lunchtime in the woodwinds " by Alli Warren there is figurative language to create an image. " the cove’s yawning jaw " this is personification because a cove cant yawn and it does not have a jaw. " a humid blue bowl" this creates an image of what she is looking at. Alli Warren uses figurative language in " Lunchtime in the woodwinds " to show imagery.


Aaron Kitchener

You walk through that gym door

knowing thats one of the last times

you grab a ball and start to shoot on that old gym floor

you go to the middle of the court where you played those last four years

you left it all out there from the court to the bench to the locker room

lots of blood sweat and tears

where you ran those sprints and had the post game celebrations

all of the game when shots that have been made on that old gym floor

you walk out of the door knowing;

Thats the last time you will play on that high school gym floor


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