Examples of Student Poems
Spring 2005



inspired by the music Bydlo (the oxen)
Journey

Steady

Pulling, stepping, limping

No water or food

Exploration

a cinquain poem by Andrew Martin

inspired by the music Baba Yaga
(
The Hut on Fowl's Legs)





Tornado Raging


Ripping through the thick forest

Tornado dies down.

a haiku by Zack McKanna





Gates of Kiev


Hartman Great Gate
inspired by the music The Great Gates of Kiev
The Great Gate of Kiev

The Great Gate of Kiev,
was performed in harmony,
Low-sounding music played
sad like someone's funeral.
Then became delightful and filled me with pride.
I was pleased to hear this song.

There were violins
playing throughout this music.
Drums were playing,
playing to the tune.
Gongs joined
to play every now and then.
I was pleased
to hear this song.

by Dylan Michaud


The Love of My Life

It will be a long journey
to my country
but I must go.

My love is my country
it is calling me home
like the wind calls the autumn leaves
to the ground.

My love I will obtain
like an athlete attains
victory.

It will be a hard journey
to my country
but I must go.

The long journey is over
I made it!
to the Great Gate of Kiev
to my love,  to my country.

by Mickey Sahagian