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The Poetry Society (Poetryclass) Visit our Poetryclass microsite for Fresh ideas for poetry learning from the Poetry Society Poetry is a powerful tool for raising standards in literacy and developing language skills. It frequently releases untapped potential amongst students who are not confident in traditional narrative or essay writing. It also offers exciting challenges to targeted groups of students and through subject areas across the curriculum. Free downloadable poetry lessons Choose from many different poetry lesson plans and activities covering a range of key stages and aspects of poetry. Each lesson has been created by poets with extensive experience of work in schools. The Highwayman-Part 2. The Magic Box. The Door. Jabberwocky. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.


"Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch! " He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. The Little Trotty Wagtail. Little Trotty Wagtail Little trotty wagtail he went in the rain, And tittering, tottering sideways he neer got straight again, He stooped to get a worm, and looked up to get a fly, And then he flew away ere his feathers they were dry.

The Little Trotty Wagtail

Little trotty wagtail, he waddled in the mud, And left his little footmarks, trample where he would. He waddled in the water-pudge, and waggle went his tail, And chirrupt up his wings to dry upon the garden rail. Little trotty wagtail, you nimble all about, And in the dimpling water-pudge you waddle in and out; Your home is nigh at hand, and in the warm pig-stye, So, little Master Wagtail, I'll bid you a good-bye. John Clare. The Jumblies. I They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter's morn, on a stormy day, In a Sieve they went to sea!

The Jumblies

And when the Sieve turned round and round, And every one cried, 'You'll all be drowned!' They called aloud, 'Our Sieve ain't big, But we don't care a button! We don't care a fig! In a Sieve we'll go to sea!' The Highwayman-Part 1. Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids. Welcome to Brian Patten's official website. Carol Ann Duffy : Sheer Poetry. Roger McGough - Home. Extract from A FINE ROMANCE Excuse me darling, in advance for the slow, macabre dance I may one day lead you into.

Roger McGough - Home

Holding you too tight for comfort and whispering endearments, if I should call you by another's name, a lover's perhaps, from years ago, don't be startled. It's just a slip of the moonlight. © Roger McGough That Awkward Age Penguin Permission to reproduce in any format must be secured from PFD. O Lord, let me be a burden on my children For long they've been a burden upon me. Let them take it in turns at putting me up Nice sunny rooms at the top of the stairs With a walk-in bath and lift installed At great expense.....Theirs. Insurance against the body-blows of time Isn't that what having children's all about? What is money for but to spend on their schooling? It's been a blessing watching them develop The parental pride we felt as each one grew. . © Roger McGough Selected Poems Penguin.

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