Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Still Not Free

The Negro is still not free
The Negro
sadly crippled by
the manacles of

They sing
of a promise.
That would be
and the
pursuit of happiness.

The time to lift our nation is
To lift our nation to
the solid rock of
brother hood.

To lift our nation
from the state of
sweltering injustice
to an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream

Monday, January 24, 2011

Problems from Yesterday ( Rhyming Poem)

The sun shines, and smuthers my face.
The pores in my face let the sunlight leak in
The problems from earlier today simply erase.
This is how I like my day to begin

You're there with our friends sitting around
We laugh , smile dance and sing,
My problems from yesterday are left on the ground
The is how I like my day to begin

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Torn Heart

My world shattered.
Dreams crushed.
Left alone forever

' I love you' you tell me
That's what you say.
But when your hands hit me
I don't feel this way.

' Don't tell anyone' is what you say
All I can do is bow my head in shame and
turn the other way.

I'm better with you gone.
I have never felt so strong.
I did the right thing even though
my heart is still

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Kiss (Poem to Photo)

The Kiss was a long time ago.
Yet I still get the chills when I see him.

The Kiss was quick and in the midst
of madness around us.
Yet he was only thing that mattered at that point.

The Kiss.
Our Kiss.
Was all it took for me to fall for him

The Kiss,
Our Kiss is what kept me
in love with him
to this day.

Starry Night (reading response)

     The poem , Starry Night by Anne Sexton was really confusing the first time I read it. I wasn't sure how to feel about the poem or even how to think about it. After a couple more times of reading the poem it actually seemed more beautiful to me. Like a fantasy almost.

Oberservation: The first thing I noticed was the excerpt from Vincent Van Goh in the letter to his brother. The second thing i noticed was repetetion of the line 'Oh Starry starry night! This is how I want to die'. Before she would use that line, she would describe parts of the picture. The only stanza that didn't use the line 'Oh, Starry starry night! This is how i want to die' is the final stanza.

Inference: I think she wrote the poem to ecknowledge the beauty of The Starry Night. The town itself isn't that important to her its mainly the stars.

Interpretation: I think she included the excerpt to show how important drawing the stars was to Van goh. It was almost as if painting and being an artisi was his religion. Different people practice their religions different ways. For example, Christians go to church. I think being an artist was Van gohs religion was being an artist; he practiced his religion was to draw the stars.thought she wrote the poem to describe her anticipation for a peaceful death. I thought she didnt want to kill her self but wanted to let her time come on her own, and when it did, she would have the vision of the starry night.

HOWEVER, I thought all of this before Ms.Galang told me and the class she actually did end up killing herself. But still, I hope she saw her Starry Night.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Art Interpretation.

      The Kiss was a photograph taken by Robert Diosneau by the Hotel de Ville which is in Paris, France in 1950.
 Observation: As soon as I look at the photograph, my eyes are instantly drawn to the man and woman kissing in the center of the picture. I can observe that its a black and white photograph. The clothes everyone is wearing are kind of old fashioned. Everyone around the two people kissing are out of focus and the man and woman kissing are the only ones who are still.

Inference: I can guess what the man and woman are a couple. They may be 'hi' or 'bye' to eachother. Or maybe they were just kissing in the moment. I think Diosneau may have been sitting when he took the shot due to the angle of the picture. I can definetly infer Diosneau didn't think his photo 'The Kiss' would still be such a succsess.

Interprtation: I personally love this photograph. I like how classic and timeless it is. Its a photograph that is universally admired. The simplicity is amazing. I think it seems like they're the only two people in the world and that's all that matters.