Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Poem of the Week

Today we resume the Poem of the Week scheme: we post the poem around the College, and read it in English classes. Poem of the Week number 71 is one recited from memory by Mr Swift in his talk this morning in Chapel encouraging pupils to enter the Poetry Aloud 2012 competition. He said he first came across 'Sea of Faith' by John Brehm (above) during his teacher training course.

Mr Swift also recited W.B. Yeats's 'The Fish' and (very briefly of course, to finish off with), Ogden Nash's 'The Fly':-

The Fish

Although you hide in the ebb and flow
Of the pale tide when the moon has set,
The people of coming days will know
About the casting out of my net,
And how you have leaped times out of mind
Over the little silver cords,
And think that you were hard and unkind,
And blame you with many bitter words.

The Fly

God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.

Pupils can get full details of Poetry Aloud from their teacher, or here.

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