Reciting Water Poems

Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson, recited by David S.

To An Isle In The Water by William Butler Yeats, recited by Adrià

Water Music by Robert Creeley by Carla, Xavier and Sandra

To An Isle In The Water by William Butler Yeats, recited by Yousra & Paula E.

I think that the Root of the Wind is Water by Emily Dickinson, recited by Alba & Erik

Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, recited by Maria / Sea Fever by John Masefield, recited by Juan David / O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman, recited by Mireia

Instructions & poems here.

Water Poems

As you have seen, one of the objectives in Unit 4 is to learn how to recite a poem in English.

You can choose one of these poems:

Or any of the following:

You can also try this game and then use this poem (click on the image to access the link):

You will have to find images which illustrate your poem. So, you need to understand what the poem says, first.

Use Voicethread to record your voice to the chosen images.

Some tips:

  • Read the poem slowly. 
  • Read in a normal, relaxed tone of voice. 
  • Use a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words and hard-to-pronounce words.

This assignment is due for April, 2.

Cinquain poems about water

[All activities inspired by PIZZAZ & the University of Oregon]

Have a look at this cinquain poem by Khaled, a student at the University of Oregon:

by Khaled

Beautiful, pure 
Refreshing, enjoying, relaxing
Nature is healthy. 

cinquain is a 5-line poem. 

Let’s identify the structure of the poem by having a look at its parts of speech. Match these parts of speech to the 5 lines in the poem:

a) 2 adjectives. They describe the noun in line 1.
b) 1 short, complete sentence about the noun in line 1.
c) 1 noun. This is a synonym for the noun in line 1.
d) 1 noun. This is the topic or theme of the poem.
e) 3 gerunds (verb + ing). They describe the noun in line 1.

Other examples:

by Miki

Clear, wonderful 
Slapping, whirling, flowing 
The river is cold. 

by Min

Active, free 
Flying, sitting, crying 
A dove is free. 

Examples of poem presentations here.

My former students’ poems.

Why don’t you participate in the Sant Jordi writing contest with cinquain poems about water? Ideas? The Llobregat river, the Mediterranean sea, any water animal, a poem about water pollution…

Bases del concurs literari Sant Jordi 2018-19

Deadline: March 15