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. A few poems. 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! " 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.
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!
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! The Highwayman-Part 1. Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids. A few poets. 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.
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. Michael Rosen - The Website. Can I Have A Word? Arts - Poetry - On Display. Arts - Poetry. Poetry Archive. You can now support the work of the Poetry Archive by text.
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