Original Poem ( inspired by Seamus Heaney)

After our research on our chosen poet, we had to write our own poem inspired by our poet’s style of writing.

Autumn time comes around with the heavy rain then the sun.

Some leaves fall gracefully while others crush into pieces, touching the ground

The golden leaf full of bitter

The green leaf full of sorrow

The purple leaf full of lost

and the orange leaf full of relief

Time after time another layer arises, with the heavy rain then the heavy sunlight it covers the past over and over again.

Dialectic organizer of “The Fish” poetry

For this assignment, we had to create a Dialectic organizer on “The Fish” poetry we read in class. I really enjoyed reading this poem as there were a various amount of detailed descriptions and I thought the organizer was a great way to have a better understanding of the poem we read.

something I can do to improve is to write more and to add more thoughts.


Great Poets Teaching Project

For this project, it was an in-class summative where we had to present for 20 minutes about the research we’ve done and analyzed regarding our chosen poet. For this project, I was really interested and intrigued by the way Seamus Heaney writes his poems and therefore decided to analyze his piece, blueberry picking.

Overall, I thought this was such an insightful and valuable poetry project and I definitely enjoyed it.

The links below show my process/ slideshows which I used to present in class.

GPTP slide show ( presentation used in class)

other Seamus Heaney’s poems that I took notes on



How do poets and poetry invites us to see, feel and experience the world?

All my life I’ve read poems, analyzed them and I’ve even written my own as well and I’ve come to understand that every poem has a purpose. Whether it’s a message they want to send out, a lesson the author has learned or insights, there’s always something a poet wants to share. What the poet wants to highlight is all hidden in the stylistic elements of the poem; and through their use of style, variety of figurative languages and diction, the poet can bring these experiences to reality.

One of my favorite poems written by Seamus Heaney is called “Blackberry Picking”. Through Heaney’s strong use of sensory details, metaphors, similes, rhyme schemes, stanza separation these techniques were what caught my attention the most. Through his poem, I was able to feel and be in his shoes and have an idea of what his childhood meant.

The paragraph I talked about was an example of how poet,  Seamus Heaney was able to invite me, as a reader,  to experience and feel his world and message he was conveying.