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!
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