Famous Poems About School


There were a hundred booksellers in the old round city founded by the eighth-century caliph al-Mansur. The cafe and wine-drinking culture of Baghdad has been famous for centuries; there was a whole school of Iraqi poets who wrote poems about the wine bars of medieval Baghdad - the khamriyaat, or wine songs, that I quote in the book. Annia Ciezadlo

[Kenneth Koch] taught children in public schools in New York City to write poems and told them down worry about rhyming, don't worry about any of that stuff. You know, write a poem where you mention three colors and make it five lines - or he would just give them, you know, little strategies. And, man, they wrote some great poems. Jim Jarmusch

I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made. George Lucas

When I went to film school about three years ago, the first two years you're required to make a series of short films. I started making films based on short poems. James Franco

He's probably their battle poet, too." "You mean he makes up heroic songs about famous battles?" "No, no. He recites poems that frighten the enemy....When a well-trained gonnagle starts to recite, the enemy's ears explode. Terry Pratchett

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun William Shakespeare

I don't walk down the street like, "I'm famous." It's still weird to me when people ask for pictures. My close friends from high school keep me grounded - they don't care about what I do. I'm still the same person I was, and I try hard not to change. Bella Hadid

I remember in school - in elementary school - I used to recite poems. We'd have to recite poems. And I would always just, like, roll on the floor, like, just make it such a huge, melodramatic portrayal of whatever it was. Cecile McLorin Salvant

My family didn't go to church. Once when I slept over at the house of a friend, her parents brought me to Sunday school with her. I was given this little pamphlet of tiny poems about the natural world, about butterflies and sunsets. My 7-year-old self was so astounded by how these few words were creating pictures and feelings in me. Cheryl Strayed

We all have Tumblr, and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the Internet if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness. Lorde

Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren would get lectures about the history of the World Series. High school students would occasionally reproduce famous plays of the past. Nobody would get in the game themselves until graduate school. Alison Gopnik

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you E E Cummings

I teach art at a famous art school, and yet I don't have really the least notion what post-modernism means, but we have people in the letters and science department that understand it quite well and the students go there if they want to understand what this term that is being bandied about is all about, but I've never understood it. Lawrence Jordan

When I was about twenty-one, I published a few poems. Maybe I wrote a couple of stories before, but I really began to write stories in my mid-thirties. My kids were still little, and they were in school and day care, and I had begun to think a lot about wanting to tell some stories and not being able to do it in poetry. Grace Paley

Poems don't have to rhyme. Poems are about beauty and emotion; in other words poems are about feelings. Nikki Giovanni

I don't want kids to think it's okay to drop out of school and get high, and they'll be famous actors, too, Cory Monteith

I do' want kids to think it's okay to drop out of school and get high, and they"ll be famous actors, too, Cory Monteith

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May. William Shakespeare

And if God choose I shall but love thee better after death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date . . . William Shakespeare



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