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Page, Geoff - Poet. Geoff Page was born in Grafton, New South Wales on 7 July 1940, into a family with a long connection with the Clarence River district. His grandfather, Sir Earle Page, was the founder of the Country Party, now the National Party, though Page himself has taken the opposite approach to politics, supporting the Labor Party. He attended the Armidale School and then completed an Arts degree at the University of New England. In 1964 he moved to Canberra where he taught English and History in local schools. He was in charge of the English Department at Narrabundah College from 1974 until his retirement in 2001. Page's first collection of poems appeared in 1971, as Two Poets, a small volume in UQP's Paperback Poets Series shared with fellow poet Phillip Roberts.

Page has also been very active as an anthologist, critic and reviewer, his many publications doing much to promote Australian poetry, and poetry more generally. Poetry Collections Footwork (North Ryde, NSW: Angus and Robertson, 1988). E. E. Cummings. Edward Estlin Cummings was born at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894. He began writing poems as early as 1904 and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School. He received his BA in 1915 and his MA in 1916, both from Harvard. His studies there introduced him to avant garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. In 1917, Cummings published an early selection of poems in the anthology Eight Harvard Poets. The same year, Cummings left the United States for France as a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I.

Five months after his assignment, however, he and a friend were interned in a prison camp by the French authorities on suspicion of espionage (an experience recounted in his novel, The Enormous Room) for his outspoken anti-war convictions. After the war, he settled into a life divided between houses in rural Connecticut and Greenwich Village, with frequent visits to Paris. In 1920, A Selected Bibliography Poetry Prose. The makers of the ark - David Rowbotham - Poems by book. Preface Dedication To CLARICE W. CORR EDGAR G. WHITE and ANDREW THOMSON in token of my gratitude to the teachers of my generation Acknowledgments Acknowledgments for permission to reprint poems in this book are due to the Australian, Australian Poetry, the Bulletin, Makar (University of Queensland), Poetry Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Focus on David Rowbotham by John Strugnell (University of Queensland Press).

Note The poems “The Mole”, “The Porcupine”, “The Magpie”, “The Beetle”, “The Fish”, and “The Snake” were written as a series integrated under the title of “A Little Bestiary”. Polish Nobel Laurate Wislawa Szymborska: Poems. The Adventures of Beowulf. Archy & Mehitabel | DonMarquis.com. THEY ARE THE MOST UNLIKELY OF FRIENDS: Archy is a cockroach with the soul of a poet, and Mehitabel is an alley cat with a celebrated past — she claims she was Cleopatra in a previous life. Together, cockroach and cat are the foundation of one of the most engaging collections of light poetry to come out of the twentieth century. “expression is the need of my soul,” declares Archy, who labored as a free-verse poet in an earlier incarnation. At night, alone, he dives furiously on the keys of Don Marquis’ typewriter to describe a cockroach’s view of the world, rich with cynicism and humor. It’s difficult enough to operate the typewriter’s return bar to get a fresh line of paper; all of Archy’s dispatches are written lowercase, and without punctuation, because he is unable to hit both shift and letter keys to produce a capital letter.

It is. This Web page celebrates the genius of Don Marquis, the creator of Archy and Mehitabel. To borrow from Mehitabel, “There’s a dance in the old dame yet.” Denizen - » TCK poetry: Intercontinental. Illustration for Denizen by Elaina Natario I don’t miss the fragrant harbour: cartwheeling fish in the wet and wild markets, or the great grey mist that dresses the tops of skyscrapers. The mossy smell of concrete after it rains, the streets swelling with swarms of people, like a clogged artery about to burst into a million bloody pieces.

I picked New York because it was different. I wanted to experience the magic of weekend brunches, thick crust pizza, the possibility of snow. Yet, now that I’m here, my dreams are laced with dim sum: Cha siu bao, zun zu gai, what I would give for a bo law bao! Already, I long for December, when I will shuttle 16 hours and 13 000 kilometres to another life, where summer is a salty, slobbery kiss from a dog, and they issue cold weather warnings when it dips below 12 degrees Celsius, where people understand what it is to sau pei, and be cut. So this is the tragedy of being a global citizen, intercontinental.

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Children's Poetry. Poetry Foundation. Black Cat Poems. The Highwayman. "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes is a classic favorite-a poem that tells a good story with powerful imagery and a rhythmic cadence reminiscent of horses' hooves. The story tells of the highwayman's visit to see the beautiful Bess at the old inn (probably the Spaniard's Inn on Hampstead Heath) and of the terrible fate they both meet. The mysterious ending of the poem suggests that the lovers' spirits still linger on the edge of the heath.

Their haunting story certainly remains alive in the words of Alfred Noyes. Look for the musical version of the poem by Lorena McKennitt on The Book of Secrets CD. As always, we have marked important features of Noyes' poem. Alliteration - the repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words. Metaphor - A figure of speech which makes a comparison between two things without using the word like or as. Personification - A figure of speech in which a non-human object is given human qualities.

Enjoy the Highwayman!! Horrible Histories - Dick Turpin Highwayman Song. Loreena McKennitt - The Highwayman. Poetry Archive. Top 500 poems at all poetry. Poets. Home - Australian Poetry Library. Hippo Poems. There once was a hippo who wanted to fly -- Fly-hi-dee, try-hi-dee, my-hi-dee-ho. So he sewed him some wings that could flap through the sky -- Sky-hi-dee, fly-hi-dee, why-hi-dee-go. He climbed to the top of a mountain of snow -- Snow-hi-dee, slow-hi-dee, oh-hi-dee-hoo. With the clouds high above and the sea down below -- Where-hi-dee, there-hi-dee, scare-hi-dee-boo. (Happy ending) And he flipped and he flapped and he bellowed so loud -- Now-hi-dee, loud-hi-dee, proud-hi-dee-poop.

(Unhappy ending) And he leaped like a frog and he fell like a stone -- Stone-hi-dee, lone-hi-dee, own-hi-dee-flop. (Chicken ending) He looked up at the sky and looked down at the sea -- Sea-hi-dee, free-hi-dee, whee-hi-dee-way. Back to Poems. Kennings - Kids on the Net. What is a kenning? A kenning is "a concise compound or figurative phrase replacing a common noun". It comes from the Anglo Saxon era, where swords had names like "death-bringer" or "wound-maker". You can create a lovely "riddle poem" by describing something in different ways on the different lines.Start reading below. Kids on the Net - the children's writing website celebrating 10 years online! Monkey By Ursa, 12, London, UK Nutty creatureTree swingerCheeky climberFurry BrownClever clogsHigh JumperBanana Muncher Happy laughter(July 2009) Click here to reply to this or to read other people's feedback on it or send your own writing Lola The Dog By Ffion, 11, Newport, Wales A postman chaser,A lead puller,A loud barker,A noisy snorer,A tiny yapper,A hairy racer,A shoe chewer,A tail chaser.

Click here to reply to this or to read other people's feedback on it Teacher Assistance By Jabelyn, 9, Luton, UK Click here to reply to this or to read other people's feedback on it Owl By Finn, 9, Chippenham, UK Lizard. Poetry By Heart.

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Sheer Poetry | Resources on poetry by the poets themselves. Poetry Activities — Bag of Beans. Bag of Beans draws upon lots of different types of storytelling. Much of the main part of the story is told in verse. Even though it is a poem it is very long and much of it does not rhyme. The following exercises may help in creating poetry with your class.

In development the poems may rhyme or not, it is up to you. Writing a collaborative poem Word Burst: To generate ideas, subjects, images and stories, work individually as a whole group or small groups. The words below might be good as a starting point: Home – warm, friendly, bed, foodMorning – brightness, light, warmth, breakfast Here are some more words to consider: Encourage the children to think about all of the senses. Poems for the senses Writing independently, choose a key word, or a word from a word burst (see above) and apply a different sense with each new stanza so: If I could see the clouds they would look like cotton wool If I could touch the clouds it would feel like….. Writing to a structure What does this do for the story?

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