Jaime, Sjohne, Lauren, and Robbie’s Stories Monday, 15 February 2010Posted by carryapoem in Schools blog.
Tags: Elizabeth Jennings, Hilarie Belloc, James Copeland, Ted Hughes
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Jaime carries the poem, “The Jaguar” by Ted Hughes, where his favourite line is:
“Fatigued with indolence, Tiger and lion…”
Sjohne carries the poem, “Black Friday,” by James Copeland. Sjohne writes, “I like this because it is humourous, and shows us to act more carefully.”
Lauren carries the poem “Friends” by Elizabeth Jennings, where her favourite stanza is:
‘Who’s always on my side.
Who never cares what others say,
Who lets me come and hide'”
Lauren writes, “This poem means a lot to me!”
Robbie carries the poem “The Frog” by Hilarie Belloc,
“Be kind and gentle to the frog,
and don’t call him names,
as ‘slimy skin’ , or
‘polly wog’ or,
likewise ‘Ugly James'”
SIOBHAN’S STORY: “MATILDA” Friday, 12 February 2010Posted by edincityoflit in Schools blog.
Tags: Hilarie Belloc
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Siobhan carries the poem “Matilda” by Hilarie Belloc. Siobhan writes, “I have chosen this poem because in primary school my teacher use to read it to the class. I really enjoyed it, and I still remember it well.”
Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes;
Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth,
Attempted to Believe Matilda:
The effort very nearly killed her,
And would have done so, had not She
Discovered this Infirmity.
Siobhan is a pupil at South Queensferry High School.