I supplied to teach English at the high college level, and one that my favorite poems to present to students was Emily Dickinson"s "The Moon was however a Chin of Gold."Before I would share the poem through them, though, i would constantly project photo of a crescent moon top top the board. I would certainly then ask them to suggest pictures that the moon can represent. The course, ns would constantly get usual responses choose a canoe, a banana, a finger nail, a smile, and also the letter "C."I would certainly then tell them that Emily Dickinson come up with picture of a crescent moon the no college student had ever before guessed -- and then the student would shot to come up v a couple of more guesses: A comma. A fish hook. A hammock. And so on.​


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Not when did anyone ever before guess "a chin that gold" -- especially as part of a "perfect face" which at some point turns top top the people below.The lesson was really simple, and it really gained the students to begin thinking of new ways to watch the world.
A few years ago, I created a song based upon this poem, and also the music is below. I hope you like it.​
The poem:​By Emily Dickinson:The Moon was however a Chin of GoldA Night or two back –And now she transforms Her perfect FaceUpon the World listed below –Her Forehead is of Amplest Blonde –Her Cheek – a Beryl hewn –Her Eye unto the Summer DewThe likest I have actually known –Her Lips that Amber never part –But what need to be the smileUpon Her girlfriend she can conferWere such her Silver will certainly –And what a privilege to beBut the remotest Star –For Certainty She take she WayBeside Your palace Door –Her Bonnet is the Firmament –The world – her Shoe –The Stars – the Trinkets at her Belt –Her Dimities – the Blue –
The lyrics based on the poem:​The Moon was yet a Chin the GoldA Night or 2 agoAnd now she transforms Her perfect faceUpon the World below –Her Forehead is amplest BlondeHer cheek – a Beryl hewn –Her Eye depend the Summer DewThe likest I have known-- and also what a priv’lege to be but the remotest Star because that Certainty she takes her way Beside your palace doorThe Moon was but a Chin of GoldA Night or 2 agoAnd currently she turns Her perfect faceUpon the World listed below –Her bonnet’s the firmamentThe cosmos – her shoeThe stars – the trinkets at she BeltIn she sea the blue and also what a priv’lege come be but the remotest Star because that Certainty she takes her way Beside your palace door




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Jim Asher

This blog has original song I have actually written based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and other poets.TO uncover A certain SONG:Click in the archives listed below to accessibility songs based upon a certain poet or click a particular poem title.

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