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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Wonderful World.15

Details of my Poetry Month Project can be found here.





The Delta Works along the coast of the Netherlands are fascinating works of engineering. 

I have a couple of Fibs for today.


The Netherlands

Low,
flat,
Holland,
diked and dammed.
From sea, polders rise:
a Mondrian of tulip fields.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014



Delta Works

Walled,
diked,
blocked up,
occluded,
barricaded shut:
the Netherlands holds back the sea.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014


9 comments:

  1. I went visual and flowcharty this morning.
    http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2014/04/15/wonder-flowchart-poem-delta-works/
    It seemed appropriate, given the theme of wonder.
    Kevin

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  2. OK, so I probably should not admit that I had never heard of the Delta Works until today. Amazing! Again I am impressed Mary Lee by how much you get done with just a few words. I love the way your two poems feel in my mouth, the first sort of flowy and smooth, the second, sharp and blocky. And I love the word "polder." School work to do this morning. Back tonight, I hope, with something.

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  3. And Kevin, another amazing visual creation! Another new tool to learn! I love this!

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  4. Never heard of this Dutch engineering feat. Thanks for teaching and writing and keeping the flowing going.

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  5. Oh how I love fibs. How cool is this engineering feat. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Delta Works

    Would you
    buy
    flood insurance
    if you knew
    your belongings
    would float
    once
    every
    four
    thousand
    years?

    (c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

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  8. "diked and dammed" and "A Mondrian of tulip fields" are phrases that I'm going to try and work into conversation...

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