Poetry Portfolio

Marking Period 4

There are 3 sections to this Poetry Portfolio:

1) A poem from the unit we spent on.

2) A poem the class has yet to see..

3) a poem that means something to me...

Poem One:

"Any One Lived In A Pretty How Town" E.E Cummings 

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn’t he danced his did.

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn’t they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone’s any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

Poem 2

"Triad" excerpt from Impulse- Ellen Hopkins

Three
separate highways
intersect at a place
no reasonable person
would ever want to go.

Three
lives that would have
been cut short, if not
for hasty interventions
by loved ones. Or Fate.

Three
people, with nothing
at all in common
except age, proximity,
and a wish to die.

Three
tapestries, tattered
at the edges and come
unwoven to reveal

Poem 3

This one is more of a song, but to me it can be sought out as a poem...

"If Today Was Your Last Day " Nickelback

My best friend gave me the best advice, he said each days a gift, and not a given right..

Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind, and try to take the path less traveled by..

That first step you take is the longest stride..

If today was your last day, and tomorrow was to late, could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last, leave old pictures in the past, donate every dime you had?

If today was your last day...

Against the grain should be the way of life, what's worth the prize is always worth the fight..

Every second counts, 'cause there's no second try, so live like you'll never live it twice..

Don't take the free ride in your own life..

If today was your last day, and tomorrow was to late, could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last, leave old pictures in the past, donate every dime you had?

Would you call old friends you never see, reminisce old memories?

Would you forgive your enemies?

Would you find that one you're dreaming of, swear up and down to god above, that you'd finally fall in love?

If today was your last day...

If to day was your last day..

Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?

You know it's never to late, to shoot for the stars regardless of who you are..

So do whatever it take, 'cause you can rewind a moment in this life..

Let nothing stand in your way, 'cause the hands of time are never on your side..

If today was your last day, and tomorrow was to late, could you say goodbye?

Would you live each moment like your last, leave old pictures in the past, donate every dime you had?

Would you call old friends you never see, reminisce old memories?

Would you forgive you enemies?

Would you find that one your dreaming of, swear up, and down to god above, that you'd finally fall in love?

If today was your last day....

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