Poems

Poem

Spices and gold once cast a spell
On bearded men in caravels.

New World New World cried history
Old World Old World sighed every tree.

Poem

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Poem

Newly baked and fresh today
Eat while hot or take away.

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Sirens! The cry went round the ship
as swift as if they'd sighted home
and every sailor felt the grip

Poem

I’ve got the 
Teach-them-in-the-morning-
Playground-duty-
Teach-them-in-the-afternoon blues.
My head’s like a drum;
My feet, cold and sore.

Poem

Come across the rainbow bridge
to Asgard, where the Norse gods live!

Poem

Today I’m not going to school,
I can’t face my lessons today,
problem is my Mum’s no fool,
she’s gonna make me go any way.

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Mek me tell you wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do

Me muder pound plaintain mek fufu
Me mudder catch crab mek calaloo stew

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In the beginning was the word
and the word is ours:

the names of places,
the names of flowers,
the name of names,
words are ours.

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