Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Mermaid by Magnus

A couple weeks ago I wrote about one of Magnus' poetry assignments (I am using that term loosely) from Michale Clay Thompson's Poetry curriculum, Music of the Hemispheres. In case you missed it, here it is:

Poetry...Music of the Hemispheres by Michael Clay Thompson is brilliant! The discussion of the various poetic elements is gently laid out and easy to understand. Magnus wrote his own line of poetry this week. He thought of something that makes sound and then chose words to describe that something using words that sound like that something. Clear as mud? Here is what he wrote:

She searches and surfs the waves seeking a sleepy peace.

He was writing about the waves at the beach. See how his choice of words (she, searches, surfs, seeking, sleepy, peace) and their placement gives you the sense of the waves movement? Brilliant! Magnus also painted the scene with watercolor paints.

I wanted to share the finished product with you...


Dawn E said...

Fantastic! I'm so excited to try out MCT. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This poem has a magical feel to it that I really like. Magnus' use of color in the illustration is perfect.

Great job!