Pond-Water I

The whishing sound of water hitting
Rock is waking me,
The shoals of fish within are swimming
In the shining water.

The whispering of slowly shushing
Trees is waking me,
The birds above are flying hither
Fro in gleaming leaves.

The cat’s soft mrow is echoing,
Along with rabbit’s feet,
The steady croaking of the frog,
The hissing of the snake.

The whishing sound of water clear,
Trees are softly shushing,
The cat’s soft mrow is echoing
Within this pond-like scene.♣

Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born on June 25, 1852 and lived for 74 years before he died on June 10, 1926. He was Catalanic and was born in Spain. Gaudí is known for his natural architecture. He built using techniques different from standard architecture. Standard architecture was square, precise, and perfect, whereas Gaudí preferred curves, rounded walls, and bulbous pillars.

Gaudí’s buildings can be found in Spain. Three of his most famous works include La Pedrera, the Parc Güell, and Segrada Familia. In La Pedrera, he used curvy, twisted, and circular architecture to look like a vertical ocean. The Parc Güell, with its unique pillars, slanted walls, and rounded inexact shape, looks like a prodigious block of pumice. The Segrada Familia, his newest and most famous work, is sanded, peaked, and bulbous to make it appear like sand on a beach. Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a master architect whose natural architecture will inspire others for years to come.♣

Dakar, A Paragraph

Once a small settlement in Senegal, Africa, Dakar began as a French city founded in 1857. Now Dakar is the capital of Senegal. It is filled with horsecarts, cars and tricky traders. Dakar is the leader in indusrial service in Senegal. Its top economical exports are fish and chemicals. Dakar has a population of 2.45 million people. Dakar, capital of Senegal, is an interesting modern city, with an interesting history.