What the teacher said when asked: What er we avin for geography, Miss?

This morning I've got too much energy
much too much for geography

I'm in a high mood
so class don't think me crude
but you can stuff latitude and longitude

I've had enough of the earth's crust
today I want to touch the clouds

Today I want to sing out loud
and tear all maps to shreds

I'm not settling for river beds
I want the sky and nothing less

Today I couldn't care if east turns west
Today I've got so much energy
I could do press-ups on the desk
but that won't take much out of me

Today I'll dance on the globe
In a rainbow robe

while you class remain seated
on your natural zone
with your pens and things
watching my contours grow wings

All right, class, see you later.
If the headmaster asks for me
say I'm a million dreaming degrees
beyond the equator

a million dreaming degrees 
beyond the equator

From Caribbean Dozen. 

Why not try...
  • listening to where John Agard got his inspiration for this poem.
  • finding out more about the 'geography' in this poem.

Resources

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John Agard - What the Teacher Said

John Agard - What the Teacher Said