In this part of the project students write their own poems on one of the following themes: “Childhood Memories”, “Our World”, “The Environment” or any other theme of their choice. The important thing in this activity is that the partner students will work together in groups to write the poem. Students from Romania start writing the first stanzas of the poem and send it to their partners to develop it. Students from Greece add more stanzas to their partners’ poems until the final cooperative poem is ready. The partner students are free to choose the poetic style they are going to follow or they can even write in free verse!
Free verse is poetry that is written without any rules about form, rhyme, rhythm ect. In free verse the writer makes their own rules, by deciding how the poem should look, fee and sound. Free verse in English has been around since King James Bible, especially the Psalms and the Song of Solomon. Writing free verse became an in important and widespread movement in poetry. In the twentienth century, free verse became the dominant mode of poets writing in English.
AngelsWritten by Ana Maria Baloi
written by Ana Maria Baloi and Efthimis Mitroulias
High in the sky
There's something apart
Like a work af art
They live in kindness
Purity and shyness.
They're singing around the moon
We're waiting to see them soon
They are always there by your side
Forever your wise and thoughtful guide.
In times of sorrow and despair
They open their wings to hide you there.
Eternal guardians of human beings
They answer your prayers, make worderful things
LifeWritten by Teodora Benescu
written by Teodora Benescu and Maria Voulgari
When I was a baby I could just cry
When I was a child I could just dream
When I became a teenager I could just love.
What can I do now?
Life is so short that I cannot breath
That I cannot stop and say "enough"
Because I want to be a child forever.
I cannot remain silent
and let others plan my future
I cannot live my life the way they want to
I cannot let time pass and wait for something magic to happen
I want to live in a world of innocence
in a world without pain and sorrow
I want to love and to be loved
and be free to choose my life path.
After all, it is MY LIFE.
MirrorWritten by Elena Nelersa
The Mirrorby Elena Nelersa and Fotini Sakellariou
Look deep in a child's eyes
And see yourself in past times,
When you were at his age, maybe younger,
Not knowing what this struggle is
And seeing life with ease so pure.
Now look in a mirror! What do you see?
Is the child still there?
Is the goal, either yours or another's, fulfilled?
Are you still that pure human who just a few years ago
Existed for more then just drinking and eating and fun?
Stare at the mirror closely
Can you see your soul?
Is it there with all your dreams or has it disappeared?
Is your heart full of love and kindness as it used to be,
Or, suddenly, you have become a stranger in your own eyes?
Oh dear! Is that image reflected really you?
How quickly time goes by
You can tell that by the marks it has left on your lovely face
Your external beauty may be gone forever
but your heart's inner beauty is like a child's.
RainWritten by Andreea Ivanescu
The Rainwritten by Andreea Ivanescu and Catherine Dassiou
It was just a boring rainy day
That little messy raindrops were spraying the grass
All seemed like the clouds won’t ever go away.
The sky was close to become a mess
Because the rain wasn’t clear
It was dirty and sad
It made all feel the fear.
And it made me get mad.
I started running fast
without a destination
to leave that moody place at last
was my one and only intention.
The days went by, there was no hope
I thought the rain would never stop
When, suddenly, I reached a place
that could bad memories erase.
Was it a dream or was it real?
What could this magic place reveal?
The rain there stopped, there were no clouds
you could see only happy crowds.
And then a voice was heard, so sweet
which made my heart so strongly beat
"Just follow what your heart desires
and this can lead you to the stars".
Life is about dreamingWritten by Andrei Popa
Life is about dreaming
written by Andrei Popa and Eleni Spanouli
Life is about dreaming.
But no one cares about your dreams
Maybe some of them will never become true
But how can you know if no one believes in you?
Then you'll start asking yourself if you are the only dreamer in the world.
It's your life. You can dream all that you want
And no one can stop you because
Life is about dreaming.
I dream my world changing
I dream of a better life,
of happy people and smiling children.
I dream of a world where love and kindness reigns.
I wish I could find a way to chase away sadness and sorrow.
To sprinkle tiny drops of happiness and joy over the world
and make all the people's dreams come true.
Because life is about dreaming.
Around the worldWritten by Stefana Aicoboaie
Around the world
by Stefana Aicoboaie and Helen DolgiraI want to find the mystery of the world, To look for the answers of the planet’s questions, To search for the content of the nature’s treasure, All this I can find travelling around the world.
I start swimming in the restless Black Sea , I get in the emerald of the Aegean Sea, There I fall in love with the sky, sun and moon And I decided I want to be a Greek.
There, I meet a new friend, a co-traveller that wants to join my journeyTogether we admire the uniqueness of the pyramidsand man's faith to God, when we face the cathedral of Agia Sophia.Moving in time and history, we enter the Forbidden city.
As we gaze the beauty of the Taj Mahal, we realize that loving a person can make miracles happen.Crossing the endless Indian and Atlantic Oceans
We are there to worship the Mayas' wisdom and face world's unsolved mysteries.
Flying over the highest mountaintops, we go back to my country
and at the view of the Carpathian Mountains and the earthly paradise of the Danube DeltaI hear my co-traveller say "Thank you for this revealing journey, my dear friend".
Wonders of the NightWritten by Ioana Bejan
Wonders of the Night
written by Ioana Bejan and Venia Sakellariou
When the daylight appears,
Nothing seems to be weird.
The sun, the forest, the clouds
You can see everything around.
But when the moonbeams touch the ground
A star is glimmering in the shadow of the unknown
The face of nature is being sketched in tiny drops of dew, but they are bound
To die when the dawn appears, and leave the notorious sad willow alone.
The wondrous night is always there after the sunset
With its sacred magic, it travels you wherever you desire
It takes your mind off of the real world
Making you feel like a carefree little child again.
But when the sun appears again high in the blue sky and warms your lovely face,
You are brought back to reality once more,
Stronger this time, and more optimistic,
Ready to face any difficulty that may arise.
Because you have witnessed the wonders of the night.
Special storyWritten by Ioana Mincu
A Special Story
written by Ioana Mincu and Despoina Anagnostopoulou
This is not the usual story
When a boy and a girl meet.
Actually, it is neither about a glory
Or about an abnormal feat.
It started with a special child
Which grew up without seeing
That the world was turning wild
Which wasn't good for the human being.
He was at the age of fourteen
His voice was gentle and sweet
His eyes sparkled, emerald green
Such a pure heart you would never meet
In a world of broken dreams
He could not face sorrow and fear
In people's painful screams
He always shed a tear
He knew he could find a way
To sooth and heal our hearts
He took his guitar one bright new day
And here's where the special story starts
He sang about peace and hope
He sang about innocence and love
He wanted injustice to stop
This was what he was always dreaming of.
His sweet voice singing
was like a ray of light in the dark
He fought for a better world
A rainbow appeared into the black.