You should be here, Nature has need of you.
She has been laid waste. Smothered by the smog,
the flowers are mute, and the birds are few
in a sky slowing like a dying clock.
All hopes of Proteus rising from the sea
have sunk; he is entombed in the waste
we dump. Triton’s notes struggle to be free,
his famous horns are choked, his eyes are dazed,
and Neptune lies helpless as a beached whale,
while insatiate man moves in for the kill.
Poetry and piety have begun to fail,
As Nature’s mighty heart is lying still.
O see the wound widening in the sky,
God is labouring to utter his last cry.
By Boey Kim Cheng.
A world of images come to our mind as we read Cheng’s words. What do the girls and boys in S3 see? Take a peek!
Another Prezi presentation by Pilar & Lucas:
To “crown” it all we’ve been doing some essay writing. It was hard to choose one single essay so here’s a selection of what S3 can write. Absolutely worth reading!!!!
Essay question: Compare how Keats and Boey Kim Cheng use nature in “On the Grasshopper & the Cricket” and “Report to Wrodsworth” to convey their meaning.