June 30, 2007

About Poetry

I just want to tell you about poetry
because I donít really know what it is
Mr Ramsbottom my teacher said it was
stuff that rhymed,
had verses
and it was neat and tidy
we used to learn
daffodils and
I must go down to the sea again
to the lonely sea and the sky
and that sort of thing
they donít write poetry like that any more

now they can stand up and say two words
and itís a poem
itís a real good poem
you have to know which 2 words to say though
and you have to say them right
so that people know itís a poem

any how
for something to do
Iíve written you a poem

Birds sing in sky
My brain flys by
wondering why
we live and die

that poem had 14 words

—Jacquie Williams

Posted by dwaber at June 30, 2007 11:51 AM