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John Agard Poetry Jump-Up

Discussion in 'English' started by igiveitallivegot, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Does anyone have a copy of this poem please?
    I have a day's cover to leave on Friday and have found a great worksheet on teachit (am an NQT so as yet have no great stash of cover work and we are doing poetry from different cultures so I thought it would work well as a stamd alone lesson - but I can't find the poem anywhere and won't be ab;e to oredr a copy of his book by Friday! Any help really appreciated - or suggestions for alternative poems / tasks that they can get on with? Year 8, middle - low ability.
    Thanks so much.
    ClaireGillies01@blueyonder.co.uk
     
  2. Does anyone have a copy of this poem please?
    I have a day's cover to leave on Friday and have found a great worksheet on teachit (am an NQT so as yet have no great stash of cover work and we are doing poetry from different cultures so I thought it would work well as a stamd alone lesson - but I can't find the poem anywhere and won't be ab;e to oredr a copy of his book by Friday! Any help really appreciated - or suggestions for alternative poems / tasks that they can get on with? Year 8, middle - low ability.
    Thanks so much.
    ClaireGillies01@blueyonder.co.uk
     
  3. POETRY JUMP-UP

    Tell me if Ah seeing right
    Take a look down de street

    Words dancing
    Words dancing
    Til dey sweat
    Words like fishes
    Jumpin out a net
    Words wild and free
    Joining de poetry revelry
    Words back to back
    Words belly to belly

    Come on everybody
    Come and join de poetry band
    Dis is poetry carnival
    Dis is poetry bacchanal
    When inspiration call
    Take yu pen in yu hand
    If yu don?t have a pen
    Take yu pencil in yu hand
    If you don?t have a pencil
    What the hell
    So long de feeling start to swell
    Just shout de poem out

    Words jumpin off de page
    tell me if Ah seein right
    words like birds
    jumpin out a cage
    take a look down de street
    words shakin dey waist
    words shakin dey bum
    words wit black skin
    words wit white skin
    words wt brown skin
    words wit no skin at all
    words huggin up words
    an sayin I want to be a poem today
    rhyme or no rhyme
    I is a poem today
    I mean to have a good time

    Words feeling hot hot hot
    Big words feeling hot hot hot
    Lil words feeling hot hot hot
    Even sad word cant help
    Tappin day toe
    To de riddum of de poetry band

    Dis is poetry carnival
    Dis is poetry bacchanal
    So come on everybody
    Join de celebration
    All yu need is plenty perspiration
    An a little inspiration
    Plenty perspiration
    An a little inspiration

    John Agard
     
  4. Thank you very much - I really appreciate it.

    Best wishes.
     

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