Enter the terms you wish to search for. Read stories and poems to improve your English. This poem by Andrew Motion was inspired by a Thomas Jones painting in London’s National Gallery in which Motion reflects upon the poems in English for kids 2 value of artistic creation.
This nonsense poem was written by Dr. Williams for a faculty club dinner on the eve of the physicist Eddington’s departure from Berkeley in 1924. Thomas Hood wrote at the start of the nineteenth century, but he sounds surprisingly modern. In this poem, Hood takes a look at winter in a cold, urban climate, expressed with a nice sense of humour.
This poem is about teaching English and conveys powerful emotions through observation of small, almost banal details: shoes in shoe shops, bright dresses, the artificial language of an English lesson. But, She said, I suppose it wouldn’t do For everyone to be the same now, Would it. In this short poem, Poet Laureate Colley Cibber describes the feelings of a boy who has never been able to see. This lovely short poem was written by a learner of English, Irene Soriano Flórez, a student at the British Institute for Young Learners in Madrid. This Taoist poem shows that trying to label something can make a non-existent thing wrongly seem as if it had concrete or material existence, as Starshine finds out when he questions Non-Being.
Abandon the flock and abolish the herd”. This funny poem explores what would happen if we stopped farming sheep and cattle and started cultivating beans instead! In ‘Progress’, Osbert Sitwell provides negative images of the city and conjures up fond memories of the country. In ‘The City’, Charles Hanson Towne does the opposite. That ninety lives have been taken away”. O mother, lay your hand on my brow! O mother, mother, where am I now?
In this sad little poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, a mother spends the night at her sick child’s bedside. The famous lines from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. In this poem by Mike Ramsden the author says that he is in a big hall with a crowd of people who are standing and clapping. We are doing Chapter 6: Hobbies, I like doing” Robert Seatter has been an English teacher, an actor and a journalist. This poem takes us into part of an English lesson for adult learners. Scottish poet Robert Burns laments the illness of his loved one.