Friday, February 24, 2012

Poetry Writing


Assignment: Write a poem in Dactyl Hexameter about a Greek Myth or hero or historical event.  Make a Greek mask for your Recitation.


Beauty's Rising

Sing to me of the sea, Muse, the sea that gave us our dear Aphrodite.
The charmed beauty that rose, from the deep water’s sandy floor, came forth.
Shining sun, glistening skin, she came up floating white foaming beneath.
West wind blows her in the early morning rising dawn brings her to the shore.

Sing to me of the sea, Muse, the sea that gave us our dear Aphrodite.
Three graces near, goddesses of love , jewels they bring to lavish her with.
Dressed in jewels, she awaits for her chariot  drawn by doves  to arrive.
Crowds gathered in silence , in love struck awe as the doves fly her home at last.

Sing to me of the sea, Muse, the sea that gave us our dear Aphrodite.
At Olympia, she found her  father Zeus, god of the  sky above.
Zeus decreed Hephaestus, the god of fire, the mighty blacksmith, she was wed.
Sing to me of the sea, Muse, the sea that gave us our dear Aphrodite. 

by Emma ( age 14)

Tuesday , she will recite this in class wearing her Greek mask. It is in progress on the kitchen table. 


 

3 comments:

podso said...

Beautifully done, Emma! Hope your mom posts the mask!

Nancy said...

I just love this! Post a pic of that mask when you get a chance, too!

The Glasers said...

Aphrodite lives in Emma's poetry!