Just Me

Nobody sees what I can see,
For back of my eyes there is only me.
And nobody knows how my thoghts begin,
for there's only myself inside my skin.

          Written by Margaret Hillert

THE VOICE

There is a voice inside of you 
that whispers all day long 
"I feel that this is right for me, 
I feel that this is wrong" 
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend 
or wise man can decide 
what's right for you
just listen to 
the voice that speaks inside you. 

 by Shel Silverstein

Me I Am !

I am the only Me I Am
Who qualifies as me,
no Me I AM has been before,
and none will ever be
No other Me I Am can feel
the feelings I' ve within,
no other Me I Am can fit
precisely in my skin
There is no other Me I Am
who thinks the thoughts I do,
the world contains one Me I Am
this earth shall ever see,
that Me I Am I always am
is no one else but Me!

 by Jack Prelutsky

1. Give the  first poem a different title
2. what images does the poem offer you?
3. Dou you hear a similar voice in your head?
4. What are some things that are right for you?

 Compare the two poems, The Voice by Shel Silverstein and "M I Am" by Jack Prelutsky.
How are they similar?
 How these two poems different?
 Which poem do you like most? Why ?


 
 
 
CANCIÓN DEL NARANJO SECO
LEÑADOR
Córtame la sombra.
Líbrame del suplicio
de verme sin toronjas.

¿Por qué nací entre espejos?
El día me da vueltas.
Y la noche me copia
en todas sus estrellas.

Quiero vivir sin verme.
Y hormigas y vilanos,
soñaré que son mis 
hojas y mis pájaros.

Leñador,
Córtame la sombra.
Líbrame del suplicio
de verme sin toronjas.

FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA

SONG OF THE WITHERING ORANGE-TREE

Woodcutter
cut my shadow.
Deliver me from the torture
of beholding myself fruitless.

Why was I born surrounded by mirrors
The day turns round me.
And the night reproduces me
in each of her stars.

I want to live without seeing myself.
And I shall dream that
ants and hawks are
my leaves and birds.

Woodcutter.
Cut my shadow.
Deliber me from the torture
of beholding myself fruitless.

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