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Poetry For Snowflakes.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jude Fawley, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    How to make a poem really boring. Surely you'd read it all to begin with and then explain anything they didn't understand. Children who have never seen frost? Maybe it was intended for children in another country.

    I couldn't listen to the whole thing. Tedious in the extreme.
    nomad likes this.
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Poetry for old fogeys:

    Each to their own :)
  4. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    OP, is this supposed to be a punitive experience for students in detention, or an after school presentation for staff?
    Ach...potayto potarto.

    (Well done Mrs Bharti for your measured and erudite YouTube comment-may I please borrow it?)
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2019
    Shedman likes this.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Over here we pronounce it 'specter'
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    She sounded bored herself.
    Shedman and InkyP like this.
  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    It reminded me why I hated English literature as a child.

    p.s. I lasted to 1.35, anyone manage more?
    Shedman likes this.
  8. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    "This is a thrush. It's a kind of bird."
    I used to have to explain what an Elm was ("Porphyria's Lover") but there are none of them left.
    And the lady's delivery is beyond dull.
    I would be too ashamed to put this on youtube.
    Maybe Ofsted or SLT like it. Maybe she is SLT? Yes, that makes sense...
  9. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Was the script copied from this book?

    mothorchid likes this.
  10. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    I was expecting more..........

    Jack and Dhil went up the hill,
    To fetch a pail of water,
    Jack fell down and grazed his hand,
    And immediately got sent to first aid.


    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a 3ft fall,
    All the claims guys and the lawyer men,
    Ensured Janice never did lunch duty again

    (And I dare not even attempt Baa Baa Black Sheep!)
  11. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    My version of Miss Polly that I sang to my children when they were young and they thought they were the proper words until they started school (What a b* stard I am!)

    Miss Polly had a dolly who was not very well
    So she called for the doctor to come immediately
    The doctor came with his bag and his cap
    And he knocked at the door with a bang, bang, bang, bang

    He looked at the dolly and he shook her hand
    And said Miss Polly put her straight in her cot
    He wrote on a pad for a prescription
    I'll be back in the morning to collect your payment.

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