How can we talk about larger than life things and not get overwhelmed by the idea of it? This week we read The Lament by Percy Bysse Shelley and a piece by a former CPC student. Both pieces used personification as a tool to talk to life, time, and a star shining in the sky. Students got to work on their own pieces using personification to talk about some big questions. Enjoy this week’s poets!
The Mirror Me
To the mirror me,
If I hold a power what will it be?
You see all, I should see the future.
You reflect, I should be light.
You can shatter, I should be glass.
I should even see the past.
Why do we lie? I should fly.
What will happen if I die?
I should be able to make others cry.
To the mirror me,
what will my power be?
To The World
To the world
I have questions for you
not one but two
Just a few no more than two
Let me go ahead and ask you
Why do you create trees more so than leaves?
Why does it rain even though it doesn’t hurt my veins?
Why does it hale sometimes very stale
In the winter it’s very cold, when the grass grows a lot more.
Why can I feel you
everyday when I’m outside?
Where do you go when it’s night
Why do you have no smell to you?
Why can I see you, but can’t feel you?
I feel you bruh
figuratively not literally, my sister
be doing too much, especially my
little brother. He just do too much
and he nasty. Spit on my crocs,
nearly punched him. I feel so good
today. Went to sleep early and
woke up early. I’m having such a
good day. I’m talking about yesterday
by the way.
Your feeling is to see how wonderful you are, dear
galaxy you feel bright at night, dear
galaxy can you talk to the universe
dear galaxy what does the world look like
the universe smell like what does it
feel like? Galaxy can you breathe fresh
air, where can I find you, can I
breathe you, where do you go?
I’m glad you’re here cause
without you, we would disappear
The Big Black Buddha Statue in China
Under your shirt are you fat or are you skinny?
How old do you have to be to become a buddha?
Do you like everybody?
Did you have any pets?