Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Poem of the week

Read the poem carefully. Can you guess who the author is? What is the author refering to?

I'm Glad she was There

The leaves rustle gently
as I tread softly
nobody can hear me
but the wind is listening intently

The place where I am
is not a place of darkness
but a place of rest
with no cruelty or harshness

Alas, you must have guessed,

I lie in a graveyard
I am dead, you must think,
but that idea I must discard.

Yes, I was a ghost,
a mere shadow of life
but now I rest in the graveyard
since I was pitied, and relieved of strife.

But now here I am,
in the garden of death
and I am glad she was there,
when I took my last breath.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale I think Oscar Wild wrote it because it is about the Canteville ghost and it talks about the grave yard when he was on the garthen of death. Maybe Simon, the Canteville ghost wrote it. In words of Oscar Wild

Anonymous said...

the last comment was mine sorry

bye bye
Thomas D

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale:
I think its Oscar Wilde and he is refering to the Canterville ghost when Viginia was praying for him to die. He says the ghosts feelings.
Kisses
Valerie P.

Anonymous said...

hi Miss ale
I think that this is Oscars Wild poem becaus its about the cantarvile ghost and its the part that virginia prays for the ghost so he died in peace
by by
Mati k

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale,
I think Oscar Wilde made it,
describing Sr. Simon of the book if the canterville ghost. When he was in the garden of death with Virginia. Also his feelings.

Love,

Shany M

Anonymous said...

Miss ALe: I think that Oscar Wilde wrote this poem. I think he was refering to a man who was walking jently and saw a lovely women whith whom he fell in love, and because of love he says he dies because sometimes when you see somebody and you fell in love with her or him that you can´t resist it and you die of love. I think that Oscar Wilde wrote this comment becuse maybe he was inventing a speciall part in The Canterville Ghost when Virginia enters the room the Canterville Ghist falls in love of her so much that he dies.
CAMI W.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ale I think Oscar Wilde wrote it because it is talking of the Canterville Ghost. It was easy because it says in the garthen of death and also says "and there she was"reffering to Virginia.

Ramiro T

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I think Oscar Wilde wrote this poem. I am nearly sure he was talking about Sir Simon, the ghost. "The Canterville Ghost". I realised that in the last paragraph he also talks about Virginia because he says he was glad she was there when he took his last breath. I also know it is the canterville ghost because it says that once he was a ghost, but now he is not anymore. When he says a place of rest it means to the garden of death because he can lay peacefully there and he can rest. When he was a ghost he couldn´t sleep, but now that he has died he can. I like when it says that nobody can see him but the wind is listening intently. The garden of death as the poem says is not a place of darkness. It is a place of rest. I liked the poem very much.
See you soon,
Barbie M

Anonymous said...

I think that the poem was written by Oscar Wild because it talks about Sr Simon´s death, and Sr Simon is the ghost of the book called ¨the canterville ghost¨. It talks about when Sr Simon is burry and now and he is still there but dead, That now he doesent bother, he also sais that he was glad that Virginia vas at the moment of the death.
LUIS G.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale, I think Oscar Wild becasue it is about the Canteville Ghost, it also talks about the garden of death and Sir Simon is refering it to Virgina.
Sofi F

Anonymous said...

I think it was in the garden of death being a ghost and it sais that she waits her in the garden of death or something like that and Oscar Wild rote it.

Thomas W

Anonymous said...

hi miss ale i think Oscar Wilde wrote this poem because the poem is refering to the garden of death.
clara.r

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale this is a great idea of puting exercises of tenses for us to practice for the great test!!
Thankssss!!!
George p

Anonymous said...

Hello miss Ale:
It was Oscar Wilde because it talked about the ghost that was a ghost but not anymore and also the last paragraph talks about Virginia and Also in a moment it talked about the garden of death and that was the part that I realized that it was talking about"THE CANTERVILLE GHOST", this ghost was refering to Sr. Simon. I loved the poem it has alot of metaphors that it gives a little touch to the poem. The part that I liked alot was in the first paragraph "the place of darkness isnot a place of darkness but a place of rest with no cruelty or harshness" Super ALe
Ines G.

Anonymous said...

I think that Oscar Wilde said that and it has to be with the canterville ghost
pancha.t

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale I thin Oscar Wild wrote because is about the canterville ghost and aas Oscar Wild is the author he should had wrote it and also the poem talks about Virginia praying for the ghost to die.
OLI.B 6B

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale, i think it is of Oscar Wild because it describes the feelings of the ghost, and talks about when Virginia is praying for him.
sEE YOU
DAPHY.E

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale I think it was Oscar Wild because it is talking about a person which is dead in the garden of death and that befor he died he was a ghost so I think that they are describing the ghost of canterville and as Oscar Wild wrote the book of the canterville ghost I think he is.

valentina g.

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ALe:
I tihnk the aythor of the poem was Oscar Wilde because hw wrote The canterville Ghost and that poem was related to Sir Simon the ghost and so maybe the author of the poem was the same one!!!!I didn't know Oscar Wilde wrote poems!!!I think this idea of discovering who the author of a poem is is great fun and we can learn a lot from them!!!you should include them so ewe can learn about an author!!! The poem is also talking about virginia that prayed for the ghost!!!well
see you,
pili.m.

Anonymous said...

hello miss Ale:
I think that that good poem Oscar Wild wrote it.It talks about the garden of death.
its an interesting poem

Barbie Portela

Anonymous said...

I think it is Oscar Wilde who wrote te poem and he is talking about the Canterville Ghost

IƱaki S

Anonymous said...

Nice poem

It was by Oscar Wilde?



Manuel.B

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale
I think Oscar Wilde wrote it because it talks about the Canterville ghost, but, as the last poem, Juan wrote it! maybe now someone in 6th wrote it! Colud it be? Well I don't know
kiki

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale for me the author is Oscar Wilde. In the last part it was ovious that was talking about the Canterville ghost because he mentioned that he was a ghost and alsaw when it mentions the garden of death. I think that the Canterville ghost was a rael good book and I really enjoit. Hope that you put more poems.

Santos D.

Anonymous said...

The author is Oscar Wilde, and he was refering to Virginia and the ghost: The poem is written as if the ghost was the one talking, and that he was gald Virginia was where he "died" (because he had already died in the body of Sir Simon) I like the poem, but it doesn´t rime too much.
(although poems don´t always have to rime)
See you in class.
Andy P.

Anonymous said...

hi ale,
oscar wilde wrote this poem , and he was refearing to the canterville ghost , and the part that virginia is praying for him to die in peace. Through the poem he , oscar wilde, express the ghost feelings
ignacio.v

Anonymous said...

Hi Ale
I think it was oscar wilde the one who wrote the poem pretending to be the Canterville Ghost. I found out it was Oscar Wild because of how he describes things, also because it talks about the garden of death and it describes it using similar words as the Canterville Ghost describes it to Virginia.
Thank you for the pacience you have! See you!
Millie H.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale without doubting I can tell you that Oscar Wilde wrote this poem. I could realize this because it talks about The Canterville Ghost in the part when Sir Simon was in the Garden of Death and Virginia was praying for him to die and go to the (sky). Well Miss Ale..Bye Bye

Juli.G

Anonymous said...

Hello miss ale!!
I think Oscar Wilde wrote it, he was talking about Sir. Simon,I realised even more because i think in the last paragraph Oscar is talking about Virginia, I think he is talking of Virginia because it says he was glad to be with her whaen he had his last breath!! Defetly he is talking of The Canterville Ghost, it has all related: the garden of death and of a ghost lying in the floor!! I loved this poem because after reading "The Canterville Ghost" you understand it very clearly!!!
See you tomorrow
Caro.G

Anonymous said...

it was Oscar wilde because it was talking of sir simon in the garden of death
jorge.g

Anonymous said...

Ale, I think its the Canterville Ghost of Oscar Wilde, its really interesting ow the words connect with the book and make me remember great parts of the book.
Bye, Maia.M