The Flowers of Evil and Paris Spleen: Selected Poems by Charles BaudelaireSex and death, rebellion, corruption — the themes of Charles Baudelaires sensual poems sparked outrage upon their 1857 debut. His masterpiece, Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal), was dismissed as decadent and obscene and banned in France for nearly a century. Although Baudelaire died in obscurity, today he is recognized as one of the nineteenth centurys greatest and most influential poets, whose works were ahead of their time.
This unique collection captures the fevered spirit of the transition from Romanticism to Modernism with authoritative interpretations of fifty-one poems from Flowers of Evil. In addition, fourteen prose poems from the posthumously published Paris Spleen offer poignant reflections on the city and its humbler denizens. Noted scholar Wallace Fowlie provides definitive translations of these verses.
The Parts of a Plant (song for kids about flower/stem/leaves/roots)
Ode to Teachers
Teacher poems of appreciation, gratitude, and admiration. Thank you teacher poems make teacher feel valued and respected, for an extra special Teacher Day. Number One Teacher Name of teacher , I'm happy that you're my teacher; I enjoy each lesson you teach. As my role model you inspire me To dream and to work and to reach. With your kindness you get my attention; Every day you are planting a seed Of curiosity and motivation To know and to grow and succeed. You help me fulfill my potential; I'm thankful for all that you've done. I admire you each day, and I just want to say, As a teacher, you're number one!
These poets served as inspiration for students to write their own poems. Students had insightful discussions about the meaning and use of metaphors, the five senses, personification, imagination, alliteration and hyperbole. The young poets in this anthology were excited to talk about and write poems in every single class. They wrote acrostics with alliteration, creating music with the repetition of the beginning sound of a word. I am so proud of each of the poets in this anthology. I was so lucky to work with students who ate poetry and found it to be so yummy. I was so happy to see them proud of themselves as they read their poems out loud.