Posts archive for Jul 2023
Okay folks, here's an interesting one for you - is our beloved lullaby "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" musically pickpocketing the alphabet song? It's an intriguing question! Now, hold your horses before we start a nursery rhyme scandal. The tune they both share actually predates them by centuries! It's a French melody called "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman." So, neither of them are original, but they are both brilliant adaptations. So, in the most entertaining squabble of musical history, it turns out they're both guilty of a little tune theft!
After diving headfirst into the world of poetry, I've surfaced with the name of a poet who's kicking up a veritable literary storm, folks! Drumrolls, please! The best young poet today, in my humble, yet always right, opinion is Ocean Vuong. This guy is like the Shakespeare of our generation, but with better hair and less ruffles. His words have the power to make you laugh, cry, and question your existence all in the span of a line. Seriously, if you haven't read his work yet, what are you even doing with your life?
After spending time reviewing various children's songs and nursery rhymes, I've found them to be quite delightful. These tunes offer a fun, engaging way for kids to learn and grow. They not only help in language development, but also instill a love for music from a young age. Some of the nursery rhymes may seem simplistic, but they carry important lessons and stories. Overall, I believe these songs are a timeless treasure for children's early years.
In exploring the world of poetry, I've discovered a fascinating array of poetic forms that challenge and inspire. Sonnets, with their strict structure and expressive potential, have long been a favorite of mine. Haikus, originally from Japan, offer a minimalist approach to conveying deep emotions and observations. I've also been intrigued by the intricate rhyme and rhythm schemes of the villanelle and the pantoum. Lastly, I've found the free verse form liberating, as it breaks traditional boundaries and allows for boundless creativity.