Friday Poems

argentinian tango, feet, dancers-2079964.jpg

The Dance

We struggle with words every day. It is never easy to say what we really mean.

tree, wind, plant-2695339.jpg

The Gale

The wind at night in the north of Somerset.

dead sea, caravan, camel-1930735.jpg

The Man from Samaria

He was a man who just happened to be passing by, from whom no good was expected.

The Mirror

The moral of this story is ‘As you grow older, don’t stand near your son or daughter.’ But that’s good. That’s how it should be.

classroom, school, education-2093744.jpg

The Old School Song

This starts with a verse from our old School Song, and the lines have always perplexed me.
Do things really become clearer later on?

The Sea, the Sea, the Sea

Adapted from the Beaufort Wind Scale written in 1805, the year of Trafalgar, by Sir Francis Beaufort, Royal Navy. The figures represent the wind force.

There is poetry in the description here. Read aloud words such as ‘scattered white horses’, ‘foam crests’ and ‘frothy spindrift’.

peacock, turkey, bird-3485601.jpg

The Palace at Amber

Amber is in Rajasthan, India. The palace stands on a hill, overlooking a small walled city of temples and forts. In the 17th century, the court was moved from Amber to nearby Jaipur, which is famous for its jewellery.