Saturday, March 6, 2010

"I heard a Fly buzz -- "

Emily Dickinson image from Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) blog

Taught my 4th-grade poets Emily Dickinson's great poem

"I heard a Fly buzz – When I died

The Stillness in the Room

Was like the Stillness in the Air –

Between the Heaves of Storm – ..."

They thought it was weird & unsettling. Right! They were more inspired than I'd ever seen them after we wrote a poem together on the board and then wrote in pairs. It's starting to happen. Better to begin in 2nd grade, tho'.


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