Recall a prominent dream
June 10, 2021
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June 10, 2021

paraphrase the following 3 poems, with upper class high-education English style. Poem #1 Swinging Cool The bassist hugs the bass, plunks it. Ting, boom, ting boom the drummer beats and booms. Saxophonist weaves notes, oscillates, blows and the pianist finger-dances on the keys: Swinging at the Haven. Musicians spark the sheet music stands and angled microphones. Blue backdrop. Modulating that tempo, they work the tune. Drumsticks knocking time, piano plucking our ears. Bassman still hugging the bass, straight sets walls thrumming steady as the spring moon inciting the indigo sky. by Lenard D. Moore Paraphrase the poem Poem #2 Be Here When I Can See You, When I Cant Stars, you are the heavens flock, tangling your pale wool across the night sky, bits of oily fleece catching on barbs of darkness to swirl in black wind. You appear, disappear by thousands, scattered wide to graze but never straying. While I a mere shepherd of these words am lost. What can I do but build a small blaze, feed it with branches the trees let fall that twiggy clatter strewn along the ground. Lichen crusting such dead limbs glows silver, white. Earth-food for a fire so unlike and like your own. by Paulann Petersen Paraphrase the poem – Poem #3 Trickster Crow, in the new snow. You caw, caw like crazy. Laugh. Because you know Im a fool, too, like you skimming over the thin ice to the war going on all over the world. by Joy Harjo Note: In some Native American mythologies, the crow is conflated with the raven, a benevolent figure who helps people but can also be a trickster.

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