Who is…. James Thomson, Scottish poet (1700-1748)

The introduction of Sleepy Hollow includes four lines of a poem written by????

 

Yes James Thomson!  As Irving begins quoting from Thomson’s Castle of Indolence:

“A pleasing land of drowsy head it was,

Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye;

And of gay castles in the clouds that pass,

Forever flushing round a summer sky.”

For  entire poem see————->   http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/james-thomson/the-castle-of-indolence/

 

I find myself loving the idea of having my students select four lines from a poem to use them as a springboard for a short story

**** I might even try this out for myself a few times! ****

 

 

 

 

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