The “ODE TO NEWFOUNDLAND” is actually a commentary attached to this map, however I personally appreciated the symbolism behind the colors chosen for this plaid outlay, even more than the poem itself.
GOLD: SUN RAYS THAT CROWN THEE
GREEN: OF PINE CLAD HILLS
WHITE: THE CLOAK AT WINTER’S STERN COMMAND
BROWN: THE IRON ISLE
RED: ROYAL STANDARD
FOR WHICH OUR FATHER’S STOOD
March 21st, 2012, in St. John’s, The Telegram through NIE (Newspaper in Education)
sponsored a poetry contest for grade 4-6 students in Newfoundland and labrador.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization facilitates this activity.
Poets convey a timeless message
Poets are often key witness to history’s political and social changes. Their writings inspire us to build lasting peace in our minds, to rethink relations between man and nature and to establish humanism founded on the uniqueness and DIVERSITY of people’s.
This is a difficult task, requiring participation of all, whether in schools , libraries or cultural institutions.
SIJO (from Korea) This poem has 3 lines: introduction/development/twist of conclusion
JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF SIJO POETRY;
EXAMPLE: YOU ASK HOW MANY FRIENDS I HAVE WATER BAMBOO AND PINE
THE MOON RISING OVER THE EASTERN HILLS, IS A JOYFUL COMPANION
BESIDES THESE 5 COMPANIONS, WHAT OTHER COMPANIONS WOULD I ASK.
QUINZAINE (from France)
NAANI (from India)
ETHEREE (from USA)
DIAMANTE (from Italy)
The award winner from Labrador and Nfld was a Kira Little:
FLUTTER (THIS IS A SELECTED SCRIPT FROM THE NAANI VERSE)
If you could soar through the clouds,
Free of all worries,
Without a care in the world,
I think that you would
This photo was taken near Beothuk Park.
Susan March 21at, 2012