FC: Music By: Breonna Montgomery
1: Welcome My scrapbook is about how much I like music. I chosen music because it is an escape from the outside world and an entrance to your own world.
3: Poetry: a form of expression through writing, sound, idea, image and/or rhyme My Three Poems Tanka: a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables; 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others Ode: a form of Poetry admiring an object Free Verse: a form of Poetry composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern
5: When I hear that sound, Yes, that sweet wonderful sound, Reality fades, I enter my own small world, I run free with that sweet sound.
7: Oh how great you Are when I’m Alone You hug my soul Tight when I’m Upset The way you thump Through my body you Make me smile When no one else Can You are The rhythm that runs through My mind 24/7; You are my personal Happiness.
8: Free Verse
9: You are the main Entrance and exit When you whisper in My ear, the gates of Freedom opens, when You scream at me, I run through your Gates with no regrets, When you’re silent, Reality smacks me . . . Stress throws its self At me Days go, Grays grow, Without you there’s only Sorrow, I have made that exit; Until we meet again, Sweet music.
10: African Poet: Niyi Osundare | Why I Chose Niyi Osundare: I chosen Niyi Osundare as my African poet because his poems are short, sweet and he describes things with imagery and metaphors.
11: Niyi Osundare was born March 12, 1947 in Ikerri, a village in western Nigeria. He attended local Christian schools. In his poem "For Chief Samuel Fal Adeniran," he celebrates one of his teachers, as "the great teacher, father, founder" who took him on a journey from the smoldering Troy of Virgil to the oracular echoes of Cicero. He is the first Anglophone poet to be awarded the Noma Prize, Africa's most prestigious book award. He gained many degrees at multiple Universities. Previously professor and Head of English at the University of Ibadan, he became professor of English at the University of New Orleans in 1997. Niyi has a wife Kimi and 3 children, two girls, one deaf, and a son His deaf daughter is the reason Niyi moved to the U.S. She could not go to school in Nigeria so they found a school in the U.S. for her and Niyi moved with her. He has always been a vehement champion of the right to free speech and is a strong believer in the power of words, saying, "to utter is to alter". Osundare is renowned for his commitment to socially relevant art and artistic activism and has written several open letters to the former President of Nigeria (Olusegun Obasanjo), whom Osundare has often publicly criticised.
12: Write-Like | Niyi Osundare's Style: * Barely uses punctuation * Uses lower case letters a lot * Short poems
13: 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 | Have You Seen Her By: Niyi Osundare
14: Write-Like | Where Are You Now By: Breonna Montgomery
15: Have you heard it who opened my body and took my soul its flow forever flowing and thumping sounds whose sound is better than the sound of my heart beat whose time is as endless as a number line
17: Citations: “Encyclopedia of World Biography on Niyi Osundare Biography Essay.” Book Rags. 2005-2006. http://www.bookrags.com/biography/niyi-osundare/. “Niyi Osundare.” From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia. April 18, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niyi_Osundare.