Some poems I have tried with classes

This is by no means an exhaustive list. But here are a few of the poems which I have tried with various primary classes. Some are modern, some are classics, some rhyme – but many don’t. However, they are all interesting and thought-provoking. I would be interested in your own suggestions.

Alone in the Grange by Gregory Harrison
Don’t Call Alligator Long-Mouth till You crossed River by John Agard
The Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash
Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon
Poetry Jump-Up by John Agard
Tiananmen by John Fenton
The Gresford Disaster by Anonymous
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
The Streets of London by Ralph McTell
According to My Mood by Benjamin Zephaniah
My Mother Saw A Dancing Bear by Charles Causley
The Theft by Carol Ann Duffy
The Busker by Benjamin Zephaniah
The Shoes by John Mole
In just spring by E E Cummings
De Rap Guy by Benjamin Zephaniah
What is Orange? by Mary O’Neill
F for Fox by Carol Ann Duffy
Peggy Guggenheim by Carol Ann Duffy
On Turning Ten by Billy Collins
I’m just going out by Michael Rosen
The Great Lover by Rupert Brooke
I believe by Benjamin Zephaniah
The Loch Ness Monster’s Song by Edwin Morgan
The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson
Timothy Winters by Charles Causley


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