Thursday, 13 May 2010

Poem of the week!

Read the poem, think and then post the comment.
What is the poet talking about or referring to?


A cold and starry darkness moans
And settles wide and still
Over a jumble of tumbled stones
Dark on a darker hill.

An owl among those shadowy walls,
Gray against gray
Of ruins and brittle weeds, calls
And soundless swoops away.


Rustling over scattered stones
Dancers hover and sway,
Drifting among their own bones
Like the webs of the Milky Way.

By Harry Behn

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI!!!
I think that the poem is talking aboul the tree that has nature all around it!!!
nicky b

Axel said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I think that this poem is talking about the darkness and sacness of the death or wars, and how sad everybody feels. Excellent poem, and it's rhymes!
See you,

Axel G

Anonymous said...

Hi miss florence, hard ben is an exelent poetist. Ithink it is taking about Death sickness etc... bad tings that could hapen and happened It rihmes a lot
Ana

Anonymous said...

Sorry miss ale I put miss florence exept from miss ale
Sorry
ANA

Anonymous said...

hi miss ale
realy these poem was a poem that it make me remind things and pictures came to my maind.
some pictures are very happy pictures and some not so
I thikn these poem is about feelings and some big parts of the poem of Deth and sad things
bye miss ale
keep on posting!!!!!!
mili s.g brown 6c

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale
this is a very good and interesting poem.
It has big and juicy words
Bye
Antonio

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale :
I think that the poeem is talking about darkness sadness and wars death bad things but it rhymes jeje .
soofi f

Mr. Alvaro said...

This is a great idea. I've never thought of doing a post this way. If you don't mind I am going to borrow you idea and try it with my fifth graders.
:)

Mr. Alvaro
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Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale
I think that this poem is talking about the darkness of the death. Very good poem
LOTS OF LOVE
Vicky M

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I think this poem is talking about tragedies
Bye francisco.gr6c

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale
I think its a great poem, talking about our nature and all that.
And the death of wars.
See You
Eugenio.S

Anonymous said...

hello miss ale
i think this poems your puting on the blog are very good and nice and this one is my favorite by now.
well bye
have a nice weekend
justina 6b

carolina said...

Hello Miss Ale!
We just arrived from Uruguay more a less an hour ago. It was really fun.

I think that what the poet was transmitting through this poem is how scary and dark death is. Everyone is going to get to that time but when that time is now all around us changes. Peoples faces, peoples humor, peoples actions. It changes you a lot. Every one of us has his or her way to show or transmit this occasions. This poet, Harry Behn wanted to transmit this through a poem. But we can do a writing, we can talk and all this thing are transmitted. When a poet creates a poem he usually doesn't talks directly. He let's your imagination flow.
See you tomorrow
Caro

Anonymous said...

I think that this video will atract meany people thats so great it catchs your atention and at the same time you learn!wellsee you in class
Dolores S.G

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale
I love this poem.
I think the poem is talking about sad things like the wars.
It has very difficult but juicy rhymes!!!
Bye
Tomas.P

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale
I think he is talking about the darkness of the death wars.
Francisco.Tambussi

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale
This poem was fantastic it made me remaind of things and it had intresting words.

santiago martelli

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale ,
i think this thing is talking abbout the great night and silence night
Bye
Lorenzo 6a

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs Ale
I think this poem talks about the fear to bad things such as darkness or death.
Fran.R

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale,
I think this poems are very nice and lovely.
Clari.C

bauti m. said...

hi miss ale,
I think this is a sad poem, because all is dark, cold, silent and awfull.
bye bye
bauti m.

Anonymous said...

I realized that this poem is about darknnes and a lot of sacnnes and the feelings
ramiro

gianfranco.zanier said...

i think its talking of the darkness of the death because of the wars.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale,
I loved the poem
it is so good

Artu Elsztain 6c

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale,

I think this poem is talking about the fear, horror and that when you have it you have to take it off from your live if not you will have it all your live, like the sadness of war.

Marco S