English 1 Honors Poetry Project
By: Cheyenne Parker
Before the World Intruded
By: Michele Rosenthal
before I woke from sleep,
when ideas were oceans crashing,
my dreams blank shores of sand.
Transport me fast to who I was
when breath was fresh as sight,
me new parts - unfragmented -
shielded faith from unkind light.
Draw for me a figure whole, so different
from who I am. Show me now
this picture; who I was
when I began
By: Washington Allston
The minutes parting one by one like rays,
That fade upon a summer's eve.
But O, what charm or magic numbers
Can give me back the gentle slumbers
Those weary, happy days did leave?
When by my bed I saw my mother kneel,
And with her blessing took her nightly kiss;
Whatever Time destroys, he cannot this;--
E'en now that nameless kiss I feel.