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Poetry on the Wing

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week. I would like to dedicate this week’s blog to the people affected by the fires in Northern California. I hope that weather brings you some rain soon and the fires can be brought under control. My thoughts are with you all. I am studying poetry in my English class. One of my assignments was to research a famous poet and then to write an original poem using that poet’s style. I researched William Blake, so I decided to try and copy the style he used in his poem “The Tyger”. I wrote about the misunderstood and underappreciated bat that people often call “ugly”. It was difficult to write because, well, bats are adorable! I needed inspiration and as you all know, little bats are very poetic. So, with their inspiration, but definitely not their talent, I managed to write a poem that I would like to share with you all now. I hope you like it. The Bat Big Brown Bat flying light In the skies of the night You’re called ugly by those who see What is outside, not within thee Catching bugs only you can hear How do you see them from so far, not near? With echolocation – a spectacular sense From which a bug has little defense Big Brown Bat in the night Aiding farmers in your flight A life of service. Don’t you see? Helping humans just like me But your appearance causes prejudice Sadly, they don’t see your selflessness Instead they see a hideous troll Missing that deep in your eyes is a loving soul Your purpose in life is actually simple To stray from it would be quite sinful Please save us from the plight Of the unfortunate mosquito bite Big Brown Bat […]