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    Kenny commented on the post, From Fall To Winter

    Dear Angie :
    I am amused by your poem, “From Fall To Winter,” because the words said in the poem make me feel like I’m actually there. It also feels nostalgic.
    One set of lines  that stands out for me is,  “The smoke dances out of the grill, Waltzing into the charcoal-colored sky’
    Decorated with diamonds that are forever glistening until t…Read More

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    A Walk Around The Heights

    Feel the bass of the beat Cars rolling up the street Spanish music is all around you. Every block is so full of life and music Is the biggest thing over here. This is Washington Heights. Walk to the deli, listen to Merengue Look at the...

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    • Dear Kenny,
      I am happy with your poem “A Walk Around The Heights”, because I am also from the Heights. Washington Heights is also my home and you captured Washington Heights perfectly with your poem.
      One line that stands out for me is, “Every block is so full of life and music”. I think this line is so amazing because that is exactly what happens. Every block is truly a party and everyone is welcoming and even if you don’t know someone they will treat everyone like family.
      Another line that stands out for me is, “Spanish music is all around you”. I think this captures the culture of Washington Heights. Washington Heights is so cultured and it has many cultures and anyone can feel accepted. It is different from any other neighborhood.
      Your poem reminds me of a story that I once heard of because the story takes place in Washington Heights. The story was so vivid of music and Spanish and how much a family this neighborhood is and you also say this in your poetry.
      Thanks for your poem. I look forward to see what you make next.

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A Walk Around The Heights

is this in the past?

is the music loud?

Jazz is really big in this town.

I like the wording and it shows this takes place in the past.

The Blues was a very popular form of jazz music.

“The verve and the jive makes you feel so alive.” I really like that sentence because that's how I feel listening to music.

Who are they talking about?

Agreed. I've been wondering this the entire time.

Since Fonny is locked up Tish has no one to help her. She also needs money so she has to work.

wait. why'd he get arrested? when he said “oh, baby, get me out of here.” I wondered what is he in there for?

are they in jail?

It seems they tried to frame him as a car theif. I think this because it says “I guess they just happened to need a car thief that day.”

I agree. Fonny's been through so much and he's finally getting the help he needs.

i agree.they always say that Fonny is going to go through something bad.

This shows that fonny really loves and cares for Tish.

what did he do to make the police come after him.

I disagree. The whole point of the truth is to decide the winner. I find it stupid that the truth of the matter isn't enough to decide.

I think he was trying to disrespect Fonny by calling him by the wrong name.

I think that joseph will PROBABLY accept her decision but also he might not because parents don't want to see their daughter pregnant.

What was it about his tone that gave her that reaction?

Fonny is such a good respectful person to drop her off and get her home safely.

They are a very loving and intimate couple.

Fonny's family is toxic and don't care about their son's path in life.

Ms.hunt is just not fond of Tish and doesn't like that shes with Fonny and that they have a kid now.


Tish is really upset

she assumed she doesnt drink because of her religious beliefs.

Ageed.He is really upset his son is in jail and can't wait for him to be freed.

Ms Hunt is a religous christian.

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