In literature clases we have been working with some poems related to war and our teacher came up with the idea of art as a form of creation so we were ask to bring a song, a poem, an article, a picture, etc which has a connection with the poems we read.
When we brought the material to classes, Pato chujman divided as in groups so as to discuss what we had brought and our ideas in order to see the thoughts and the connections with the poems. Each member of the group brought the materials they have chosen so as to be able to connect them with the poems we have read. I decided to bring a poem “Death” that start by talking about death being the worst that can happen in life but then the poet realizes that death is not the end and it is not as bad and sad as most humans think. when I first read it, I saw the connection with two of the poems we read, “death” and “soldier rest” as both poems talk about death being not as bad as we think which it is. This is what the writer of “death” ( the poem read in class) tried to transmit. “Death isn’t the end” death is something natural that happens but it is not the end, “death is the beginning to your eternal life” as the poem i choose says. Moreover, we were able to see that this poem I bought was also connected with “soldier rest” as it says “ death is your final rest” and in “soldier rest” death will be the rest for the soldier. After seeing the materials of each member of the group, we discuss our ideas and thoughts and were able to connect each material with the poems and it was really interested. Finally, we were asked to do a cardboard so as to put in written the idea and connection that came up in the groups.
I leave you the link to the presentations of the poems; https://juanazufriategui.cumbresblogs.com/2019/05/28/poems-presentations/
This is the poem I decided to bring;
This is the cardboard that we made after discussing and expressing our thoughts to see the connection between the material we brought with the poems;
I can connect this activity and the poems itself to war nowadays. As much as we do not live it in our country day by day, wars continue to exist because of human beings causing many tragic deaths. the poems speak of death and suffering caused by war but many do not see death as something so bad. At present, wars also led to deaths and a lot of suffering but I can understand the vision of some of the poets of the poems. Although death is very sad, it is not the worst thing in the world because it is what it had to happen. people in war situation give all of them until they reach death, so comparing the point of view of some writers, death is not as bad as we think and it has to happen and although it is horrible, it will still continue.