BC: About the poet | Ola is Norwegian. He is twelve years old. However he now lives in England and is currently attending ACS international school in Hillingdon. He's favorite hobby is to play football. He's ultimate dream is to play for Manchester United. Furthermore he has two brothers. They are also attending the same school. They are 8 and 10 years old.
FC: Peace Poems by Ola Eikangr
1: Contents | Rainbow p.2 The church p.4 nature p.6 Friendship p.8 What is blue p.10 Peace p.12
2: Rainbow Curving up then down Meeting green earth and blue sky Melding sun and rain Every colour on earth Green, blue, red, orange, purple.
3: Device: Diction Image Melding sun and rain, Word: Melding Effect: The word melding gives me the feeling of success. This is because when you meld something it often turns out bad but this time you stand back and you look at what you have created and it's very beautiful and pretty! Also mixing something often gives you something bad but melding sun and rain gives you something lovely.
4: The Church: No dogs barking after innocent children. No sirens from an accident screaming into a dark, cold December night. No loud screaming noises like young children do when they do not get the toy they want from TousRUs. There is no blood splashing like ketchup coming out of its bottle. It's quiet and peaceful, No fighting like a tiger at its prey. No war like a battlefield in Afghanistan. No CO2 swirling out of a huge factory in China making it hard for the world to breathe. Robbers and thieves are there none of. The floor has a long red carpet made of silk. None is left out, the rich and the poor are for once treated the same.
5: Device: Simile Image: No loud screaming noises like young children do when they do not get the toy they want from TousRUs. Effect: This simile means that there is no loud screaming and it’s all calm and no noise. I can imagine someone at the age of three or four screaming and pointing to a toy in the store but their mom says, “No, you cannot have that!”
6: Nature Nature is blue, Nature is green, Nature is every colour possibly seen. Forest, animal and sea, Nature can be at any degree. The wind stroking, jumping from branch to branch, The leaves dancing, Nature is romancing. Nature is every place, Some beautiful, Some pretty, Some is a disgrace. Nature is strong, Its never wrong, This is where we belong. The dew on the grass like something new, Nature is true, Just like me and you.
7: Device: The leaves dancing. Image: The leaves dancing. Effect: This image is describing what sort of movement the leaves are doing when the wind is blowing on them. It gives me the feeling that nature is everywhere and nature is everything. Also that everyone is communal to everybody. At last it also gives me a sort of happy feeling.
8: Friendship Friendship is like a knot that can't be untied, It can even be worldwide. Never fight like the Bloods and the Crips. Be nice, Let everyone in, Thick or thin, Tall or small White or black We're all just one big family Friendship is something that lasts for ever Everyone is friends like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Friendship flips it around, From excluded to included This is what I have concluded
9: Device: Alliteration Image: Everyone is friends like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Effect: This alliteration gives me the sound of the ‘m’ and the ‘p’. The first sound that babies learn is these to sounds for mama and papa. Parents love their children and children love their parents. This is what friendship is all about. LOVE. Also the idea that Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are really good friends it gives me the feeling that everyone is friends and no one are fighting.
10: What is blue? Blue can be the colour of the bird that just flew. The sea, A blueberry tree, The sky, A plum pie, Saying good bye, From a blue hair dye. Blue is nervousness, Blue is loss Like if you were just fired by your boss. Blue is the endless sky above. Blue can be the colour of your eye, It is not the colour of a French fry. Blue is blue and that is true, It can be the colour of some animals in the zoo. Blue can even be seen through.
11: Device: Metaphor Image. Blue is the endless sky above Effect: This image gives me the feeling that everything is quiet, peaceful and calm. Also it gives me the effect that you are all alone. No one is near you. When you look up you can see the blue sky for as long as you can see. It's a beautiful day and the sky is blue.
12: PEACE! Peace to my sister, Pace to the world, Peace to the boys and even the girls. Peace to the tramps, Pace to the rich, Peace to the old man feeding the birds. Peace to the dead, Pace to the past, Peace to my mother, my father and my uncle. Peace to the animals. Pace to the old lady rocking on the curve, Peace to the teen agers partying, Peace to the little ones playing with toys. Peace to god, Peace to my football squad. Peace to whomever, Peace to everyone.
13: Device: Repetition, Word that is repeated: Peace Effect: This repetition is repeating the word Peace which it does because the mood of the poem is about peace. Also by repeating the word a lot it makes you think of peace. In addition it makes you think of all the persons you should be nice to and which persons you should respect. Also by repeating this word it gives the poem a peaceful mood.
14: Welcome Morning Anne Sexton There is joy in all: in the hair I brush each morning, in the Cannon towel, newly washed, that I rub my body with each morning, in the chapel of eggs I cook each morning, in the outcry from the kettle that heats my coffee each morning, in the spoon and the chair that cry "hello there, Anne" each morning, in the godhead of the table that I set my silver, plate, cup upon each morning. All this is God, right here in my pea-green house each morning and I mean, though often forget, to give thanks, to faint down by the kitchen table in a prayer of rejoicing as the holy birds at the kitchen window peck into their marriage of seeds.
15: So while I think of it, let me paint a thank-you on my palm for this God, this laughter of the morning, lest it go unspoken. The Joy that isn't shared, I've heard, dies young.
16: Lazy Afternoon come to rest sit with me in this dim beer garden tell me something hear me speak tend to us for just a little while our conversation need not be subdued and sober i'm content with frolicsome discussion just to know i am worthy of you time and interest on this lazy afternoon By: Betsy J. Knisley
17: Forever On My Mind I don’t know why God blessed me, With such good friends as you When my pain gets me down And I just don’t know what to do I just think of you and it helps me through Something you said or even just a look you gave Just gives me the hope to want to live You share your smiles your laughter and even your heart That is why it is so very hard to part But even though were not together all the time You're always in my heart and forever on my mind. By: Alton L. Smith
18: The Snow Fairy by Claude McKay Throughout the afternoon I watched them there, Snow-fairies falling, falling from the sky, Whirling fantastic in the misty air, Contending fierce for space supremacy. And they flew down a mightier force at night, As though in heaven there was revolt and riot, And they, frail things had taken panic flight Down to the calm earth seeking peace and quiet. I went to bed and rose at early dawn To see them huddled together in a heap, Each merged into the other upon the lawn, Worn out by the sharp struggle, fast asleep. The sun shone brightly on them half the day, By night they stealthily had stol'n away. And suddenly my thoughts then turned to you Who came to me upon a winter's night, When snow-sprites round my attic window flew, Your hair disheveled, eyes aglow with light. My heart was like the weather when you came, The wanton winds were blowing loud and long; But you, with joy and passion all aflame, You danced and sang a lilting summer song. I made room for you in my little bed, Took covers from the closet fresh and warm, A downful pillow for your scented head, And lay down with you resting in my arm. You went with Dawn. You left me ere the day, The lonely actor of a dreamy play.
19: The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any misery in the sound of the wind, In the sound of a few leaves, Which is the sound of the land Full of the same wind That is blowing in the same bare place For the listener, who listens in the snow, And, nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
20: Light up the Fire I gaze into the heart, lowly it may be, Thought the words be higher still. For the heart is all the substance, The speech an accident. How many phrases will you speak, Too many for me. How much burning, burning will you feel, Be friendly with the fire, enough for me. Light up the fire of love inside, And blaze the thoughts away. BY: Rumi
21: The Tyger Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And, when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand and what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did He smile His work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee? Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
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