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National Poetry Day '13


It's National Poetry Day! And while I'm tempted to give you an entire blog post in verse, I don't think I could quite pull it off. I do however, have some poetry delights to share with you!

When I was little I read LOADS of poetry books. My favourites being Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes (Snow White, in particular) and The Spot On My Bum. Because, hey, kids books do love a good laugh at the teenage years to come! I also had a selection of older poetry books passed down to me, including one that I seem to remember above all of the rest: 5's, 6's and 7's.

It is Snow White, though, that I want to share with you today. I loved it so much I learnt it all by heart, and could still recite you most of it today(!) On a trip down a Youtube black hole one day, I found an animated/illustrated version of the poem. So, in the spirit of National Poetry Day, sit back and enjoy a wonderful rhyme - albeit terribly British - and maybe show it to your kids/brothers/sisters/nieces/nephews etc etc... :) Enjoy!




What were/are your favourite poems?

5 comments

  1. My favourite poem is The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes :) I think it's a wonderful story xxx

    http://welliescrochetandcows.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/my-favourite-poem-in-whole-world.html

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  2. Aw yes, I love The Highwayman. Reminds me of school though haha x

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  3. It has to be Michael Rosen's 'Chocolate Cake' for me (possibly predictably?)
    http://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/myfamily_cake.html

    Others that are in my Top Ten include
    Warning (the "when I grow old I shall wear purple" one)
    Goblin Market
    and one from a book my eldest was given for Christmas by her nursery called Ketchup:

    "I love ketchup, I love it just to bits
    But my mummy says it's only good
    With dippy things like chips
    So when she isn't looking, I grab it and I *squeeeze*!
    And oops! It's on my broccoli
    My sweetcorn and my peas."

    My kids love reciting that one!

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  4. Yeah that's where I first learnt it. I was very young when I first learnt it though and didn't really understand it. Since growing up, I appreciate the story a lot more xxx

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  5. That Ketchup poem is great! Poems for kids are brilliant :)

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