Great American poets

Hoy nos hemos pasado todo el dia con los poetas del siglo XIX, Emerson,  Wiltman y Emily Dickinson que nacio y murio en esta ciudad, Amherst. La tarde la hemos terminado en la casa-museo de esta leyendo poemas en el jardin.  Despues me ha dado tiempo de nadar un buen rato en la piscina que como podeis ver en este link a la foto que hice hoy es tambien America.

Como siempre debate y la posibilidad de levantar la mano e intervenir o preguntar en cualquier momento. Esto hace la clase muy dinamica y permite que nos impliquemos todos. Joeng Sook estaba emocionada recitando en el jardin de E. Dickinson. She is so sweet! as Anathasios says.

The weather was perfect today, fresh but sunny and we could lay on the grass as you see in this picture.

A few links and some notes to finish soon this post and go to bed a bit earlier. 

Self-Reliance and essay by Emerson 

 

“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, ……………………………………..Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world”. That is individualism. 

 And then Wiltman with “The song of myself”, mystical individualism that accepts no separation between the self and the universe.

“I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume, …..”

 But he also wrote poems that expressed suffering and pain like this poem that you listen to by clicking on it “The artillery man vision.”

 Emily Dickinson was a different story, she didn’t publish more that 10 poems in her life, but wrote about 1700 that were found and published when she died. She lived in Amherst and, as I said, we visited her house and read poems in her garden. 

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2 responses to “Great American poets

  1. María Luisa Ochoa

    Querida Isabel
    Soy María Luisa Ochoa del CEP de Huelva.
    Enhorabuena por estar donde estás. Massachussetts es un sitio precioso y el seminario al que estás asistiendo me imagino que es todo un lujo académico. Yo estuve en un seminario parecido en Chicago hace 4 años con una beca Fulbright y fue una experiencia inolvidable. Enjoy yourself and Congratulations!
    María Luisa

  2. creo k voy a amprender mch gracias a tu blog, buena idea!!!!
    k tal tus poemas?
    aprovecha cuanto puedas,………..love

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