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Archive for April, 2008

Abstract

Posted: Saturday, April 26th, 2008 @ 8:50 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Abstract

Imagine a world where you wake and sleep with the sun, where telephones and televisions haven’t been invented, and people struggle to farm their own food to survive. This world may sound like a nightmare, but it was the reality of the 19th century. In this world people didn’t waste their food, they didn’t have […]

Gonzalez

Posted: Saturday, April 26th, 2008 @ 8:45 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gonzalez

When Gonzalez first comes back to the U.S. Southwest and sees how much things have changed he becomes nostalgic. He looks at the new housing developments, the bars on house windows, and the decreasing desert and decides to put together this book to capture the picture of his childhood. He refers to his first twenty-seven […]

Moraga

Posted: Thursday, April 24th, 2008 @ 8:53 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Moraga

In general Moraga has a negative view of the earth as she knows it. She looks around the U.S. Southwest and sees AIDS, drugs, murder, poverty, and environmental contamination. She sees her people being ignored and dumped on and used. She sees the forest disappearing, kids getting high to escape their lives, a mothers breast […]

My Sense of Place

Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2008 @ 5:10 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on My Sense of Place

The playground at Silver Ridge Elementary school had become boring for my fifth grade friends so during recess they took me past the purple slide and swing set, past the soccer field and into an overgrown grassland. The grassland went on for what felt like a mile and when you got to the other side, […]

Luis Rodriguez: Trouble in the Barrio

Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2008 @ 4:28 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Luis Rodriguez: Trouble in the Barrio

Rodriguez represents the non human in his poetry by incorporating cities and humans with nature. One poem that I feel portrays this well is “This Tree, This Poem.” In the poem Rodriguez recognizes the necessity to utilize nature when he sees a tree as fossil fuel, paper, a fence, and rail ties; but he also […]

Poem – Looking Back

Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2008 @ 10:01 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Poem – Looking Back

  From outer space Through the smog Our world sits In all its glory The color of a bomb   This is a world With a black sea And a sky turned gray. Where the sun has been reduced To a feeble lamps glow.   This is a world Where Crayola colors Sky blue Sea […]

 
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