Welcome to Learning Event Four of the #WalkMyWorld Project 2015.
What does “dawn” look like in your world? What do new beginnings look and smell like as you start your day?
What gets you excited to get up and enter your world? As we begin our days, we are each individuals in a global civilization that is closely networked. Many people believe this early start to the day sets the tone for how the remainder of the day will proceed. Still others feel that dawn represents time to reflect and find your center. Much of what makes us who we are is closely linked to each of our dawns and how we start our days.
Your response for the fourth learning event
Read and annotate Dawn by Dorothea MacKellar. Read The Fierce Country by Douglas Stewart. The first poem, Dawn is an Australian poem that reflects a landscape, time, and place that was very important to the poet, Dorothea Mackellar. The New Zealand-born poet, Douglas Stewart, offers a harsher Australian landscape in The Fierce Country. Think about the imagery these two poems create.
What kind of landscape represents you? Would your landscape be harsh, dry, and hot or cool, lush, and green? Do you have a favourite time of day? Does it contain despair, hope or joy? Is it the end or the beginning of a journey? Have you ever witnessed a ‘miracle’ whilst walking ‘the common way’?
A guiding example