Posted by: Poems For Fun | February 20, 2014

February can be fun!


This term is proving as exciting as ever – and not just because of the floods!

My workshops have seen dragons drifting over school roofs and bursting in through breath-melted windows; planets made of bubblegum spinning through dungeon-dark space; and wild woods quivering with twitching tails and creaking branches. 

Next term – yes, the ‘summer’ (don’t laugh) term, I shall be offering schools a choice of jungles, oceans and insect-worlds for their classes to immerse themselves in. True, I’ve offered the first two themes a few times before. I wonder why?

Meanwhile, in village halls around the country, I’ve been meeting gardening clubs – all scarily fit and keen! – and other community groups for rhyme and song fun of an evening. I’m sorry to say that a member of one gardening club, when asked what pests he suffered, answered – ‘Children’. Mind you, he was quickly out-voted by the rest with ‘deer’! 

The only comments I shall make here on the weather is that it’s very convenient for a rhymester that ‘flood’ rhymes with ‘mud’, and interesting to discover that ‘weather’ is an anagram of ‘tear’ and ‘hew’.  Oh, and one more observation – dark, gloomy weather outside gives an extra buzz and glow to a poetry bonanza inside!

Kate

P.S. Join me on Twitter @Katypoet!

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  1. WHERE ARE YOU BASED ? IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU COULD COME AND ENTERTAIN US (THE BROADCLYST GARDENING CLUB near Exeter) WITH YOUR GARDENING /WEATHER POETRY BUT I CAN’T SEE WHERE YOU ARE BASED AND MAYBE TOO FAR FOR YOU TO TRAVEL AND TOO MUCH FOR US TO PAY. MAYBE YOU COULD MAKE US A DVD ! WE HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AND WOULD PAY FOR THAT.

    • Only just seen your note. Many thanks! I’m afraid I’m not doing the shows any more, and no time to make DVD as focusing on children’s writing and workshops now. Sorry! Regards,
      Kate


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