the following three poems. Then, read them again. Read each
of them aloud (which might help you to feel out the sounds in the poem).
"Ode to Browsing the Web" by African-American poet Marcus Wicker
(NOTE: Don't let the language in this poem dissuade you from taking the
time to think about how it's crafted. Wicker is a rising star in the poetry
world for good reasons.)
"Traveling Through the Dark" by William Stafford
"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
describe (in one paragraph/per poem) the pictures these poems create in your
Make specific reference to each poem’s use of imagery. Try to be as specific as
you can. Pull out passges, words or details that particularly impact you. Or,
if something confuses or boggles you, feel free to share that too.
want to do here is simply begin to engage with a poem and try to understand
what it's made of; we'll start with the images in a poem and what those images
lead to in terms of meaning.
each poem, try to write one paragraph about what you 'see'.