The Work of a Poet

Cockton Hill Infants School

Work

Sometimes I jump in my car
and head off to a school
with my poetry books and guitar.

As a rule
I have a fantastic time.

I perform some of my poems.
Then we write poems that rhyme
and poems that don’t
and some poems that are songs.

Children work in pairs
or small groups
or alone.

We get together near the end of the day
and the young poets perform their fresh new poems,
with a partner or several friends,
or on their own.

I’m told such a day gives them a break
from their usual lessons.

Then I go home
and count my blessings.

 

This poem first appeared on blipfoto.com on 1st Nov 2016