Poetry

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  • Sarah

    Cute poem! I might look that book out 😀 Jack has done a little bit at school, he knows the names of a few types of poems – I can’t really remember anything about the structure etc that we learnt at school! His reading book last night was Paul Revere’s Ride http://poetry.eserver.org/paul-revere.html which we both really enjoyed. I find that his reading is very smooth and he makes less mistakes when it has a rhythm. Other than that, the only poetry I can think of here is their bedtime prayers

    • That’s a good poem, but very long. I don’t think I could hold the little people’s attention with that yet. I must dig out some R.L.Stevenson poems – I loved his book “A Child’s Garden of Verse” – and try them with the kids.
      My most personal favourite being:

      The Land of Counterpane

      When I was sick and lay a-bed,
      I had two pillows at my head,
      And all my toys beside me lay,
      To keep me happy all the day.

      And sometimes for an hour or so
      I watched my leaden soldiers go,
      With different uniforms and drills,
      Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

      And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
      All up and down among the sheets;
      Or brought my trees and houses out,
      And planted cities all about.

      I was the giant great and still
      That sits upon the pillow-hill,
      And sees before him, dale and plain,
      The pleasant land of counterpane.

  • sewnbysarah

    Yes…, it was very… very… long! I was super impressed with him for reading it straight through without stoppingor getting bored lol. I just liked it so much as it told a good story and he understood it after all that long slog reading it!

    • sewnbysarah

      I doubt Rua would be very interested in it, but he’d love the dinosaur one!

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