BC: Thanks for peeking into my scrapbook ! Nikya Mosley May 16, 2011 10-3 English II
1: Love is my theme because L O V E is not something I can do easily; yes I can L I K E a lot of people and things but I rather L O V E the little things in life I know I can cherish and the people I know I can always count on. | Welcome To My Scrapbook | love: [luhv] verb. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person or thing) | synonyms: adore, cherish, attachment, infatuation, admiration
2: Poetic Forms: | English Sonnet: A fourteen line poem that follows a strict rhyme scheme,that consist of three quatrains, and four couplets. Rhyme Scheme: a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g
3: Ode: A long poem that expresses a speakers emotion and thought, but considers a serious subject and is written in a dignafide/respectful style
4: FreeVerse: Poetry that does not use regular rhyme scheme but rather imitates the natural rhythms of speech
5: MY MOTHER NATURE Mother, you are a fresh breath of air Your spirit is as golden as the sun rays No matter where I may go you will always be there Like chickens are for their chicks during the day Your love can never be broken Like branches are to trees, or ice is to water To me you are my golden token Because of you nickels makes up quarters To me you are a tree sturdy and strong You are my queen high and mighty With you in my day nothing can go wrong Just like a bee you keep your hive nice and tidy No one can replace you, you are one of a kind Now until forever you will always be mine -English Sonnet
6: ODE TO MY GLASSES Ode to my glasses The things you allow me to see The different selections I have to choose from Round, Square, and Circular Big and Small The pretty colors you come in White, Pink, and Black I want them all Oh how you saved me The things I couldn’t see before I can see now It’s like I have a new pair of eyes Everything is so much clearer You allowed me to find my love ones Watch TV And see the beautiful days to come Oh how I love my glasses You complete me Make me personality But overall you make me who I am Because without you I wouldn’t know where I am I love you dearly Ode to my glasses -Ode
7: I CAN ONLY BE ME! who am i? who are you? I know I’m something special something your probably unfamiliar with O R I G I N A L, only I can be me although I seem flamboyant I’m not I just love myself and who I am from the tip of my toes to the top of my head from the rim of my glasses, length of my hair, and the size of my pants spoiled and all I am who I am the things life put me through no one would understand the shoes I’m in, the ones I’m standing in right now I consider a blessing because no one but myself and God can love me as much as ME! -Free Verse
8: Author Study: Niyi Osundare | Born in Ikere- Ekiti, Ekiti State (located in Nigeria), Niyi Osundare not only worked his way up to become a well known poet he is also known as a dramatist, critic, essayist, and a media columnist. Additionally, not only did he go to one school for his profession, he went to three different schools in three different continents. Mr. Osundare attended University of Ibadan,located in Nigeria receiving his B.A. (Honours), University of Leeds, located in England receiving his M.A. degree, and finally he lastly attended York University collecting/receiving his Ph. D degree, located in England. His exposure to those three different schools confirmed that his writing and teaching abilities could be put to use. Mr. Niyi Osundare has written over ten volumes
9: of poetry, two books of selected poems, four plays, a book of essay s, and has written numerous articles on literature, language, culture, and society. Osundare numerous poems has a quite different style compared to other poets, throughout his poems he often likes to include his Yoruba oral tradition, ideological thrust, old and contemporary worlds, and since he is an active statesman he gives and stand by his advocacy stance. All of his teaching and his extraordinary English works eventually drove him to become a teacher from as long as 1974 to as current as 2001, from Nigeria to as far as New Orleans.
10: Have You seen her Have you seen her who opened my chest and took my heart she of the wondrous eyes and bouncing gaits whose voice is sweeter than the sound of laughing waters whose mind is as sharp as a fresh-honed proverb -Niyi Osundare | Poet Poem
11: Write-like | What is that sound? Did you hear that noise it sounds like mourning tears slowly falling a woman heartbroken with billowy eyes stands by her window holding a golden necklace close to her chest seeking for answers her mind is wondering thinking theres no hope until she looks over and glances at her baby and decides to go on to another day -Nikya Mosley
12: Why did I choose Niyi Osundare? | I choose Niyi Osundare because he seems to be very bright, and have gone through a lot to get to the place he's at now. He is also well known especially for his various works, and greatly from his teachings. Lastly the real reason why i chose Mr. Osundare is because most of his poems if not all are very deep within and in-detail to have your mind wander and think deeper into things especially when it comes to life its self.
13: Reference Page: | 1. African Writing Online: Niyi Osundare. N.p., Nov. 2007. Web. 9 May 2011.