On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

March 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I’ve being uploading my favourite poems to my blog all week because it was World Poetry Day on Monday. In my last post I featured Ruydard Kipling’s The Camels Hump, one of my daughter Lucy’s favourite poems.

Kipling’s children’s poem has taken me back to my teaching day and as its Friday I’ve decided to upload a couple of great children’s poems, which would be lovely to read with Grandchildren.

spike milligan on the ning nang nong childrens poems

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Alligator Problem by Michael Rosen

March 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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alligator problem by Michael Rosen childrens poem

Albert & the Lion by Marriott Edgar

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The Camels Hump by Rudyard Kipling

March 24, 2011 at 9:54 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Following from my favourite poems to celebrate World Poetry Day on Monday, I would like to introduce another brilliant poem, which is perfect for children as well as adults. In fact, The Camels Hump by Ruydard Kipling is one of my daughter Lucy’s favourites. Enjoy!

 The Camels Hump by Ruydard Kipling

The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins

March 23, 2011 at 10:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I would like to introduce another of my all time favourite poems, The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
I also came across this article when looking for an online copy of the poem.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/apr/01/windhover-gerard-manley-hopkins
Enjoy!

The Windhover by Gerald Marely Hopkins World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day 2011

March 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The 21st March internationally celebrates poetry with ‘World Poetry Day’.

World Poetry Day’s aim is to get people to take more notice of poetry whether that is by reading a classic poem or helping new poets get their work published. Ultimately, today is all about celebrating the wonderful work of great poets.

Personally I think that poetry is a fantastic form of literature, which can bring an enormous amount of joy.  All ages can get so much out of a great poem, whether it is a child exploring their first poem or, an elderly person recalling their past times in prose.

I’ve decided to share my favourite poems with you today and throughout the week to celebrate.  As a former English teacher and a lover of poetry I have many favourites to choose from, all of which I hope you enjoy as much as I do.  

John Donne- The Good Morrow

john Donne World Poetry Day 2011 The good Morrow 

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