By Karen Hesse. Pg. 222
I'm getting to know music again.
And it is getting to know me.
We sniff at each other's armpits,
and inside each other's ear,
and behind each other's neck.
We are both confident, and a little sassy.
And I know that all the time I was trying to get
out of the dust,
the fact is,
what I am,
I am because of the dust.
And that is good enough.
Even for me.
The Three R's
- There is rhythm in the second stanza because of the commas at the end of the short lines. It tells the reader that they should slow down.
- There is repetition in the first stanza with the words "each other's" and it tells you that Billie Jo is referring to music as a person.
- There is no rhyme in this poem and I think that it is really nice not to have the stereo-type kind of poem.
Why did I chose this poem?
What does this poem mean?
What makes this poem powerful?
Why did I choose this song?
“Dried up corn stalks caused by drought.” How does your garden grow? N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2016. <http://history.nd.gov/exhibits/gardening/images/0351-06-Dried-up-corn-stalks-caused-by-drought.jpg>.
“Dust Bowl.” Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2016. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Dust-storm-Texas-1935.png>.
“Music Note Clipart.” Clipart Panda. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2016. <http://images.clipartpanda.com/clipart-music-notes-musical_notes_set_black.png>.
“Out of the Dust.” Anita Silvery’s Childern’s Book-A-Day Almanac. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2016. <http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/03/out-of-the-dust/>.
“Pianos Are out of Tune.” Manuel Music Studio. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2016. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Dust-storm-Texas-1935.png>.Sunrise. Youtube. N.p., 2 Dec. 2014. Web. 9 May 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcjUW8BZNZo>.