Thursday, April 20, 2017

Q's for Queen(s) |#AtoZChallenge




State Of Day. Now that both elders have left the house, I’m officially the older sibling! Hmm, that is indeed a weird feeling :|
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For Q today, my student and I have found similar ground. In fact, it was her poem that inspired mine.
It isn’t like this is a new topic to me, I wrote a poem labeled ‘Queen’ in a previous A to Z challenge. But that one was kind of a joke if personal.

(Man that was a good day! 400 goals for Lionel Messi, swoon).

This year I’m trying more to capture feelings. My student thought her poem was silly, but I insisted it is good, and that I will post it.
To her a Queen  is a selfish person, once I read it I thought of the Queen of Hearts.

Me? I’ve always been fascinated by the life of a queen, behind the castle walls, but aren’t we all? Except I never wanted to be one, never imagined myself in such a position.





Queen
Proud, selfish
Lives in a castle
Cares only for herself
Famous

By Gwan Hatim, 4C


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And this is my cinquain:



Queen
Mars her
chest,  a shadowy
spider web should she...
Surrender.

Bye :)

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Cinquain is a non-rhyming 5-lined poem pioneered by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914). There are many ways to write it, weather relaying on the number of words or syllables in each line, which makes it always end up in a diamond-like shape. In this A to Z challenge I will be following the two and sometimes a mix of both types. I’ll also add some cute cinquains by my grade 4 talented students. Hope you enjoy our poetry.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Haneen,

    Enjoyed the poetry. Cool theme for the A-Z. And also wanted to say you have a neat blog. Great to meet you through the challenge.

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Hi Nilanjana :) how nice of you, although I kind of think my blog is a bit chaotic like me :P

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  2. Nice post!
    I like the contrast of your student's poem and your choice of image underneath that. You made quite an interesting point.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best Wishes!

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    1. Always happy to meet those who appreciate poetry :) Thank you very much for passing by.

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