Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Reading through peoples blogs I came across Shoni's blog about death and the beauty of death. As I scrolled down the page I found her talking about her favorite childrens story that her mom used to read to her when she was young. Her blog about the sidewalk combined with talking about the books her mother read her as a child made a poetry book, my mom read me, stick out. Shel Silverstien's Where the Sidewalk Ends came instantly to mind. So I started thinking about how the poems link to class and I realized that the poems in Where the Sidewalk Ends are very mythological. A boy who falls in love with a tree!!!! If that doesn't scream English 213, nothing does.