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Yonatan Gefen's "How Is A Song Born?"

How Is a Song Born?

by Yonatan Gefen
drawings by Yael Lior


From the CD Hakeves Hashishah Asar - The Sixteenth Lamb
 
How is A Song Born?


How is a song born?
Like a baby.
At the beginning it hurts
Afterward it comes out
And everyone is happy,
And suddenly --
Wow -- it's great!
He walks on his own.
How is a song born?
Like a baby.
At the beginning it hurts
And then it comes out.
Questions for discussion:

  1. Why do you think the poet chose to write a song about writing songs?
     
  2. In what ways does the poet’s experience describe your own feelings when you try to create something? In what ways is it different?
     
  3. The mood of the song is playful. By emphasizing the good feelings at the end of the creative process, the poet encourages creativity. What tricks do you use to get your creative juices flowing?
     
  4. Considering the poet is a man, do you feel he has less of a right to call upon the experience of delivering a child to communicate his point?

 

Type: Lesson Plan

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