National Poetry Day – homework

September 28, 2017

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Thursday was National Poetry Day.

Post your favourite poem and tell everyone why you enjoy this poem.

Make sure you include the full title and author.


REMEMBER – FIRST name only and no genuine email addresses.

I look forward to seeing the poems you share!

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  •    Miss Hulse  |  September 28th, 2017 at 5:48 pm     Reply

    One of my favourite poems is ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’ by Dr Seuss.

  •    FRED  |  September 30th, 2017 at 2:19 pm     Reply

    Hey Diddle Diddle. ATHOR:Unknown
    Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon the little dog laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon.

  •    Ozzy  |  October 1st, 2017 at 9:52 am     Reply

    The PE Teacher Wants To Be Tarzan
    The PE teacher sits and dreams
    Of swinging through the trees,
    Of taking jungle holidays
    And crushing pythons with his knees,
    Of running off with nice Miss Jones
    The new biology teacher,
    Of taking her to a posh tree-house
    Where no one else can reach her.
    Instead he puffs and pants all day
    In a drab and dreary gym,
    And wishes that there were a spell
    For liberating him.
    I like this poem because it’s about a teacher and a jungle.

  •    Jacob  |  October 1st, 2017 at 11:34 am     Reply

    The Day I fell Down the Toilet by Steve Turner

    The day I fell down the toilet

    Is the day I’ll never forget,

    One moment I was in comfort

    The next I was helpless and wet.

    My feet tipped up to the ceiling

    My body collapsed in the bowl
In haste I grabbed at the handle

    And found myself flushed down a hole.

    One wave goodbye to the bathroom

    And I was lost in the sewer,

    Traveling tunnels and caverns

    On a raft made out of manure.

    Then came the washing-up water

    With bits of spaghetti and peas,

    The filth from a local factory
And an undiscovered disease.

    Drifting along in the darkness,

    There was nothing to do but wait.

    What would I say to my mum now?
What was it that made me so late?

    Suddenly it was all over,

    From the end of a pipe I shot
    Into a part of the Ocean
    Where the rubbish was sent to rot

    Glad to escape from the tunnel

    To leave all pollution behind,
I found a nice spot on the beach
Then started to bathe and unwind.

But bad things began to pursue me
    They stuck to my feet and my hand
Wreckage was surfing the wave tops

    And oil lay around the sand.

    I figured the sewer was safer

    For no one said sewers were clean,

    I found the pipe that I came from,
And waded my way back upstream.

    When I got home I was shattered
I was filthy, ragged and wet,

    Rattling the bathroom door was Dad
Saying, ‘You off that toilet yet?’


    The poem is funny and an adventure.
    And it’s about the loo!

  •    Jake  |  October 1st, 2017 at 3:00 pm     Reply

    My favourite poem is about cats

  •    Jake  |  October 1st, 2017 at 3:05 pm     Reply

    Cats by Eleanor Farjeon
    Cats sleep
    Any table
    Any chair
    Top of piano
    In the middle
    On the edge
    Open drawer
    Empty shoe
    Lap will do
    Fitted in a
    Cardboard box
    In the cupboard
    With your frocks
    They don’t care
    Cats sleep

    I love the rhythm of this poem and the way the words rhyme

  •    Martha 3B  |  October 1st, 2017 at 4:41 pm     Reply

    A.A.Milne: Halfway Down

    Halfway down the stairs
    Is a stair
    Where I sit.
    There isn’t any
    Other stair
    Quite like
    I’m not at the bottom,
    I’m not at the top;
    So this is the stair
    I always

    Halfway up the stairs
    isn’t up,
    And isn’t down.
    It isn’t in the nursery,
    It isn’t in the town.
    And all sorts of funny thoughts
    run round my head:
    “It isn’t really
    It’s somewhere else

  •    Lucas  |  October 3rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm     Reply

    Daddy Fell in the Pond
    By Alfred Noyes

    Everyone grumbled, The sky was grey
    We had nothing to do and nothing to say
    We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
    And there seemed to be nothing beyond
    Daddy Fell in the pond!

    And everyone’ face grew merry and bright,
    And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
    ‘Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
    He’s crawling out of the duckweed!’ Click!

    Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
    And doubled up, shaking silently,
    And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
    And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
    Oh, there wasn’t a thing that didn’t respond
    Daddy fell into the Pond

    I like this poem because it is funny and it rhymes nicely.

  •    Max  |  October 3rd, 2017 at 8:12 pm     Reply

    My favourite poem is called I’ve Made a Machine, which is written by Richard James.

    I like this poem because it rhymes all the way through.
    The poem describes a crazy, weird and splendid machine.

    The poem makes me laugh because the inventor doesn’t know how to get the machine to start, but his baby brother does, he uses the big, red button that his brother can’t find.

  •    Archie  |  October 14th, 2017 at 3:41 pm     Reply

    I like Jake’s poem because I like cats as well.

  •    maia  |  October 16th, 2017 at 6:42 pm     Reply

    My favourite poem is The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. It was written by Edward Lear. I like it because it has a boat in it and I like boats.

  •    SammyandAlex!!  |  October 19th, 2017 at 2:16 pm     Reply

    cool poems I wish I could do that

  •    ELLIE-rose  |  October 24th, 2017 at 2:08 pm     Reply

    I think are next topic could be about kindness

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