Autobiography poem. examples. William Woodsworth. THE PRELUDE INTRODUCTION--CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-TIME
INTRODUCTION--CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-TIME
OH there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come To none more grateful than to me; escaped From the vast city, where I long had pined A discontented sojourner: now free, Free as a bird to settle where I will. What dwelling shall receive me? in what vale 10 Shall be my harbour? underneath what grove Shall I take up my home? and what clear stream Shall with its murmur lull me into rest? http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww287.html
My father made the walls resound,He wore his collar the wrong way round.When I was five the black dreamscame;Nothing after was quite the same.When I woke they did not care;Nobody, nobody was there.In my childhood trees were greenAnd there was plenty to be seen.When my silent terror cried,Nobody, nobody replied.I got up; the chilly sunSaw me walk away alone.
My mother wore a yellow dress;Gentle, gently, gentleness.The dark was talking to the dead;The lamp was dark beside my bed.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Come back early or never come.Louis Macneice
I am ArtSon of BarbaraWho needs time, sleep, exerciseWho loves his wife, his job, his familyWho sees sunsets, both sides, poetry everywhereWho hates ignorance, apathy, hatredWho fears failure, success, mediocrityWho dreams of successful students, published poems, time enoughWho has found poems of angerResident of AlabamaBelliveau
FIRST STANZAI am (two special characteristics you have)I wonder (something you are actually curious about)I hear (an imaginary sound)I see (an imaginary sight)I want (an actual desire)I am (the first line of the poem repeated)SECOND STANZAI pretend (something you actually pretend to do)I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)I touch (an imaginary touch)I worry (something that really bothers you)I cry (something that makes you very sad)I am (the first line of the poem repeated)THIRD STANZAI understand (something you know is true)I say (something you believe in)I dream (something you actually dream about)I try (something you really make an effort about)I hope (something you actually hope for)I am (the first line of the poem repeated)
I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins.I wonder what I, and the world, will be like in the year 2000.I hear silence pulsing in the middle of the night.I see a dolphin flying up to the sky.I want the adventure of life before it passes me by.I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins.I pretend that I'm the ruler of the world.I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders.I touch the sky, the stars, the moon, and all the planets asrepresentatives of mankind.I worry about the devastation of a nuclear holocaust.I cry for all the death and poverty in the worldI am a nutty guy who likes dolphins.I understand the frustration of not being able to do something easily.I say that we are all equal.I dream of traveling to other points on the earth.I try to reach out to poor and starving children.I hope that mankind will be at peace and not die out.I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins.--SANDY MAAS