Tuesday, May 1, 2018

campfire - pavel freidmann

Campfire (click on the title to listen to me read it)

My ELA class is learning about the holocaust and the Terezin concentration camp. Terezin is just another concentration camp that was made during the holocaust except in Terezin they held “famous” people there and someone named _____ called the Red Cross to go look at Terezin and see if anything bad was happening there. While there they had to “clean up” the camp a little and during the time all the kids in Terezin made poems. So:

Here I sit on a rock
in front of the campfire.
One branch after another 
is snatched by the fire.
Into the darknessthe forest recedes.
Fire makes one reflect....
Terezin is all I think about.
But now embodies gather ‘ round me
like the falling leaves.

Fall is here. 
The leaves turn yellow on the trees,
the campfire dies out .
My thoughts are far from here,
somewhere far,
where integrity lives.
 

It lives in my friend.
Now I think of her.



Memeros gather ‘ round me
Like the falling leaves.

During this project I learned about this tragic thing that happened in life and how so much has changed since then.




3 comments:

  1. I wished that you could put more details in your project so I can understand it more. I’m not saying it’s bad but I can’t understand it

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  2. Something I learned about your poem is that he understands how life goes fast and he could see the branches die fast. I like your butterfly because you did the fire to show the fire 🔥 and the branches consume by the fire.

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campfire - pavel freidmann

Campfire (click on the title to listen to me read it) My ELA class is learning about the holocaust and the Terezin concentration camp. Te...