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Met een knipoog hebben we op A Summer Day de vijf levensfasen gekoppeld aan Engelstalige gedichten. De thema's gaan over:

introductie: hoe lees je een gedicht
Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins
No Need by Alain Bosquet

proloog: wat is voor jouw belangrijk
The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Happiness by Carl Sandburg

deel 1: kindertijd, zorgeloosheid
As Soon as Fred Goes to Bed by Jack Prelutsky
Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson
Playgrounds by Laurence Alma-Tadema
The Blues by Langston Hughes
Sick by Shel Silverstein
This is just to say by William Carlos Williams
December 26 by Kenn Nesbitt
The Death of Santa Claus by Charles Webb

deel 2: tienertijd; bewustwording van eigen identiteit
A Year Closer by Raymond A Foss
The Romantic Age by Ogden Nash
Bike Ride with Older Boys by Laura Kasischke
The Summer I Was Sixteen by Geraldine Connolly
What I Do by Roxane Beth Johnson
School we need it by Kerri King
School Is Not So Cool by Chantel Braatz
We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
Alice at Seventeen: Like a Blind Child by Darcy Cummings
Turn Off the TV! by Bruce Lansky
Practicing? by Marie Howe

deel 3: jongvolwassenheid, doelen en idealen
Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes
The Summer Of Love by Felix Dennis
Homage to My Hips by Lucille Clifton
Aint't Got No/I Got Life by Galt MacDermot,James Rado, Gerome Ragni
Bukowski on style by Charles Bukowski
Phnomenal Women by Maya Angelou
Homage to My Hips by Lucille Clifton
Funny... but not by Arianna Loshnowsky
Messy Room by Shel Silverstein
Hellas by Oscar Wilde
A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Those Were The Days, My Friend by Mary Hopkins, Strouse Charles/Adams, Lee
Meditatio by Ezra Pound

Beer by Charles Bukowski
Another Bed by Charles Bukowski
Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds
I Have News for You by Tony Hoagland
I Want I Now by Roald Dahl
What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

deel 4: volwassenheid, verantwoordelijkheid
Indian Summer by Dorothy Parker
A Desolation by Allen Ginsberg
A Word to Husbands by Odgen Nash
Tamerlane by Edgar Allan Poe
Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
All Along The Watchtower by Bob Dylan

deel 5: op leeftijd, mildheid
3 old men at separate tables by Charles Bukowski
If by Rudyard Kipling
A Game of Fives by Lewis Carrol
My Indian Summer by Robert William Service
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
True Love by Wislawa Szymborska
Haiku by Dogen

epiloog: jong van geest
Forever Young by Bob Dylan