Saturday, March 21, 2009

B' CLASS: WORLD POETRY DAY

To take advantage of the opportunity that this day offers, we read and interpreted in our own way some short, yet well-known poems, filled with powerful images and ideas. Listen to our students reading these poems with their sweet voices which immediately enable us to look deeper within us and consider the poets' ideas from a child's perspective.


Dreams by Langston Hughes


Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.


Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.




Read by Minas Papadakis and Michael Katsibris



Fame is a fickle food (1659) by Emily Dickinson


Fame is a fickle food

Upon a shifting plate

Whose table once a

Guest but not

The second time is set.


Whose crumbs the crows inspect

And with ironic caw

Flap past it to the Farmer's Corn

–Men eat of it and die.




Read by Konstantinos Barkatsas


In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound


The apparition of these faces in the crowd;

Petals on a wet, black bough.





Read by Alitheia Chatzinikolaki
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