Poem Selection

Come Slowly — Eden!

Come slowly – Eden!
Lips unused to Thee –
Bashful – sip thy Jessamines –
As the fainting Bee –
Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums –
Counts his nectars –
Enters – and is lost in Balms.
 
Emily Dickinson
 

I really like the feel and pacing of this poem. I’m thinking of using this for the stop-motion projects, and I’m hoping to draw from some of the images in the poem.

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird’s throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather. 

Who doth ambition shun,
And loves to live i’ the sun,
Seeking the food he eats,
And pleas’d with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather. 

William Shakespeare
 
I chose this poem because I really love Shakespeare, and I like the sing-songy nature of it. It has a lot of natural themes that could be good to make use of.

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