Monday, February 20, 2017

Epitaph of Nearchos
By Ammianus

Rest lightly O Earth upon this wretched Nearchos
That the dogs may have no trouble in dragging him out.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The End of the Weekend

Hello Poetry Enthusiasts:
To enjoy your week-end here’s to intellectual celebration. Read the poem below answer the following questions briefly. Write your answers in the comment portion not later than Monday, February 6, 2017 with this format:
Name
Section Code
Answers:
1.       Etc
2.       Ect
3.       etc


The End Of The Weekend
by Anthony Evan Hecht

A dying firelight slides along the quirt
Of the cast iron cowboy where he leans
Against my father's books. The lariat
Whirls into darkness. My girl in skin tight jeans
Fingers a page of Captain Marriat
Inviting insolent shadows to her shirt.

We rise together to the second floor.
Outside, across the lake, an endless wind
Whips against the headstones of the dead and wails
In the trees for all who have and have not sinned.
She rubs against me and I feel her nails.
Although we are alone, I lock the door.

The eventual shapes of all our formless prayers:
This dark, this cabin of loose imaginings,
Wind, lip, lake, everything awaits
The slow unloosening of her underthings
And then the noise. Something is dropped. It grates
against the attic beams. I climb the stairs
Armed with a belt.

A long magnesium shaft
Of moonlight from the dormer cuts a path
Among the shattered skeletons of mice.
A great black presence beats its wings in wrath.
Above the boneyard burn its golden eyes.
Some small grey fur is pulsing in its grip. 


1.      What is the meaning of the firelight in the poem? Does it matter that it is loose?
2.      What are the senses that were activated in the poems in you? How are each sense involved?

3.      What does the presence of the great black presence have to do with the love affair? What is its effect (if any) to the lover?

I Like you.

As I am having a hard time today finishing an essay, I thought I should try hand a bit into what we call irony. J It has to go through a lot of critiquing yet and who knows, one day it’ll find its way to a book. Dreams always come true.  


I like you.

I like you a lot….
You go to church every Sunday and are always pleasing to everyone you meet.
I like how religiously and honestly you go to church and take note of the deficiency of people around you.  I like you better after the service when you make fun of these dishonest people.
I like you because you please people but more because you stab them in their back after.
I like you because you appear clean and kind. And when the person leaves, you mock them with your mimicry.
I like you because you are polite and tactful. I like you most because you wait for the person to leave before you discuss his weakness.
I like you, everyday. As I wish everyday more dishonest and less tactful people could grow, so honest and clean people like you could go.

And I like you more because you remind me that hell is indeed just around the corner and not in the midst of people as good and as clean as you. 


After this post, i hope id be able to finish the activity i am preparing for my mythology class. And later, my poetry class. Thanks for reading. 

Focus in the Poem

Hello!

Here is the grid of your assignment for our class. Please note that as we live poetry day-to-day, though we have a focus we should use our previous knowledge/lesson to expore and explain our assignments better. Enjoy!

Full Name
Title
Focus
ACERO, Frencis
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Theme/symbol/
ADAYA, Princess Indino
Palindrome by Lisel Mueller
Theme, use of common sense/going against law of nature
ASIÑERO, Shiela Babasol
The Piano by DH Lawrence
Inspiration/Theme
AUGUIS, Eric Jhon Escolano
A Blasphemy by Rodney Jones
Theme, use of common sense/law of nature
AZUELO, Andrei Solara Jean Layno
Effort at Speech by Between Two People by Muriel Rukeyser
Theme, use of common sense/law of nature
BAGARES, Recelmie Ybañez
The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth
Theme, use of common sense/law of nature
BAGUIO, Mayflor Balabag
Sleepwalkers Ballad by Federico Lorca Garcia
Theme, use of common sense/going against law of nature
BONAY-OG, Maejane Panganduyon
Building the Bridge by Will Allen Droomgoole
Theme, use of common sense/law of nature
BULAIR, Dhyzale Cawaing
Lucifer in Starlight by George Meredith
Fixed Form of poetry
CAINGLET, Almira Mae Cortez
To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe
Form/stanza
CAPALAC, Jecille Kate Diacor
The Message by Jacques Prevert
Use of connectives
DAFILMOTO, Kaye Baroja
We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
Stress & Rhythm, sentence form
DIVINAGRACIA, Chyle Jyne Palmares
The Destruction of Senacherib by Geroge Gordon, Lord Byron
Stress & Rhythm
DOMINGO, Irene Mae Anuario
The second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Meter and Rhythm
FIGUERAS, Lovella Calabria
.38 by Ted Joans
Rhyme/Rhthm
GARIBAY, Iren Bernaldez
Player Piano by John Updike
Onomatopeia/ Sound mimicry
GELAGA, Janine Satorre
Chanson Innocentes by E.E. Cummings
Vowels/Sounds
LABAJO, Maria Lou Alferez
The Bath Tub by Ezra Pound
Word choice
LAGURA, Kia Wyn Butalid
The Knight, Death and the Devil by Randall Jarrell
Word choice
MENDOZA, Glaidel Virtucio
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson
Word choice
MIGULLAS, Nikkie Torres
Ghost-Flowers by Mary Thatcher Higginson
Role of Emotions/Tone
MIRANDA, Zebeth Alimento
Alas! Tis very sad to hear by Walter Savage
Role of Emotions/Tone
NIEPEZ, Perpetou Jr. Macabodbod
Epitaph of Nearchos by Ammianus
Role of Emotions/Tone
PAÑA, Arlie Jean Rogador
Loose woman by X.J. Kennedy
Understatement
PENALBA, Jocel Nova Alesna
The Face in the Mirror by Robert Graves
Paradox
PIAMONTE, Aquessa Ronquillo
Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
Antipoetry
QUESADA, Daisy Sajelan
My Galley Charged with Forgetfulness by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Allegory
RETALLA, Jazzel Salvo
Girls working in Banks by Karl Shapiro
Symbol
SALANDRON, Chelo Lindayao
The Dark Night by Saint John of the Cross
Symbol
SOBER, Rizelle May Rotersos
Money by Howard Nemerov
Symbol
SOTELO, Rhodel Casiano
Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats
Personification & Mythology
TANGCOGO, Jhenyvir Romana
All But Blind by Walter dela Mare
Analogy
TULBA, Sandee Ann Padero
No Second Troy by William Butler Yeats
Metaphor & Simile
TUMAQUIN, Evita Calayca
Returning by Linda Pastan
Metaphor & Simile
VILLANUEVA, Marian Minette Saraos
The Purse seine by Robinson Jeffers
Metaphor & Simile

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ASEngl3

Hello there! Below is  a grid of your assigned story. We begin bottom up, reporting begins Wednesday of next week, that is the 2nd  of February 2017. We would have a storytelling style of reporting as agreed. You would bring yourself, and your props and you would explain the poem according to how we have agreed in the classroom.  
If you have questions you can see me in my office. Thanks.

2014301015
ACERO, Frencis
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
2014302411
ADAYA, Princess Indino
Palindrome by Lisel Mueller
2014301487
ASIÑERO, Shiela Babasol
The Piano by DH Lawrence
2014300657
AUGUIS, Eric Jhon Escolano
A Blasphemy by Rodney Jones
2013300319
AZUELO, Andrei Solara Jean Layno
Effort at Speech by Between Two People by Muriel Rukeyser
2014301095
BAGARES, Recelmie Ybañez
The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth
2014300842
BAGUIO, Mayflor Balabag
Sleepwalkers Ballad by Federico Lorca Garcia
2014301989
BONAY-OG, Maejane Panganduyon
Building the Bridge by Will Allen Droomgoole
2013300557
BULAIR, Dhyzale Cawaing
Lucifer in Starlight by George Meredith
2014301200
CAINGLET, Almira Mae Cortez
To Heln by Edgar Allan Poe
2014301008
CAPALAC, Jecille Kate Diacor
The Message by Jacques Prevert
2013303032
DAFILMOTO, Kaye Baroja
We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
2014300973
DIVINAGRACIA, Chyle Jyne Palmares
The Destruction of Senacherib by Geroge Gordon, Lord Byron
2014301677
DOMINGO, Irene Mae Anuario
The second Coming by William Butler Yeats
2014302821
FIGUERAS, Lovella Calabria
.38 by Ted Joans
2014302294
GARIBAY, Iren Bernaldez
Player Piano by John Updike
2014301982
GELAGA, Janine Satorre
Chanson Innocentes by E.E. Cummings
2013303535
LABAJO, Maria Lou Alferez
The Bath Tub by Ezra Pound
2014300215
LAGURA, Kia Wyn Butalid
The Knight, Death and the Devil by Randall Jarrell
2014301580
MENDOZA, Glaidel Virtucio
A Narrow Fello in the Grass by Emily Dickinson
2014302181
MIGULLAS, Nikkie Torres
Ghost-Flowers by Mary Thatcher Higginson
2014302305
MIRANDA, Zebeth Alimento
Alas! Tis very sad to hear by Walter Savage
2014303004
NIEPEZ, Perpetou Jr. Macabodbod
Epitaph of Nearchos by Ammianus
2013300781
PAÑA, Arlie Jean Rogador
Loose woman by X.J. Kennedy
2012302217
PENALBA, Jocel Nova Alesna
The Face in the Mirror by Robert Graves
2014301948
PIAMONTE, Aquessa Ronquillo
Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
2014301021
QUESADA, Daisy Sajelan
My Galley Charged with Forgetfulness by Sir Thomas Wyatt
2014301054
RETALLA, Jazzel Salvo
Girls working in Banks by Karl Shapiro
2014300161
SALANDRON, Chelo Lindayao
The Dark Night by Saint John of the Cross
2014301178
SOBER, Rizelle May Rotersos
Money by Howard Nemerov
2012300217
SOTELO, Rhodel Casiano
Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats
2014301165
TANGCOGO, Jhenyvir Romana
All But Blind by Walter dela Mare
2013304212
TULBA, Sandee Ann Padero
No Second Troy by William Butler Yeats
2012300266
TUMAQUIN, Evita Calayca
Returning by Linda Pastan
2013300070
VILLANUEVA, Marian Minette Saraos
The Purse seine by Robinson Jeffers