An Ode for Raphael

This is another poem I’ve written a long time ago. It was during the time that I was learning about the Renaissance and Raphael himself. Out of all of the famous artists, Raphael was my favorite, and still is today. I found his life to be very interesting. I wrote this ode to him to show how special he is. This poem is a two-part ode. I couldn’t share my desire for him into just one part. So, here it is.

(Part 1)
This man lived long ago.
He was talented and handsome.
At a young age, he knew where he have to go.
Through his life, he was never lonesome.
His talent came from oils and painting.
We remember him in a renaissance.
His paintings define the time.
He never kept anyone waiting.
The ideas he believed had essence.
We would’ve enjoyed cups of wine.

(Part 2)
Raphael was the man!
I loved the art he makes.
These brilliant paintings means great hands.
His figures are alive and awake.
All I ask is for more.
Sadly, he is forever young in death.
He was a creative master from the past.
He should be forever adored.
I think of him with every breath.
My dreams of him will always last.

If you want me to do more odes, please let me know in the comments. I have a couple of ideas. Thank you for reading.

Emily Gray


Who Should be the Genie in a Live-Action Aladdin?

Dear Reader,
First of all, I want to clarify that if you check the categories, it’ll say Movie Report. That’s because I created that category a long time ago. I was going to use it, but never got to. Anyway, I’m using this to talk about a casting idea for a live-action fairy tale movie in development: Aladdin. The movie is going to be directed by Guy Ritchie and will probably be a musical.

One day, My mom and I were in the hot tub and having a casual conversation. When she was facing me, she had an idea.

“You know,” Mom said. “There should be a live-action Aladdin movie.”

“Actually,” I replied. “Disney is making one.”

“Really?” she exclaimed.

I nodded by head to insure that it was true.

“Whose going to play the Genie?” Mom asked.

It was a good question. Who was going to play the Genie, one of Robin William’s famous roles? We talked about some actors who absolutely can pull off what Robin has done. While I thought of Robert Downey Jr. or Kevin Hart, Mom came upon with a really fantastic casting idea. Jeff Dunham playing the Genie. To me, that’s too good to be true.

If you don’t know, Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist that my parents and I watch. He’s so funny and I can easily picture him doing impressions like Robin Williams. It makes sense to me because he has puppets he not only voices, but interacts with.

I hope that you think so too. For those of you who are fans of Jeff Dunham, do you think he would make a good Genie? Please let me know. Thank you for reading.

Emily Gray