Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Day Full Of Poetry

The day evolved into a long moment full of poetry. I expected the Eisteddford thing. The event was held at St Benedict's Catholic School For Boys. Baby's school did very well thanks.They earned their diploma, I thought. But then I'm biased.

Through the event Baby discovered Kenn Nesbitt's poetry, and she's in love. So she spent most of the evening yesterday reading a selection of his poems for me, making him my new favourite children's poet. His poetry is simple, fun and funny with some unexpected twists.

So if you have kids/nephews/nieces and want to include a book in your Christmas gift pack, check out Poetry4kids and order one of Nesbitt's books. There's still time for them to ship to South Africa, I think. Or you could check if Exclusive Books orders his books?

On the local front ( and for parents), I also found out that Barb, a blogging buddy who co-owns Earthbabies, is also a pretty good poet. I thoroughly enjoyed her poem entitled "Someday I will live with my kids."

Here's a sample:

When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness…just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they’ll be so excited!
(When I’m an old lady and live with my kids)

Read the full poem


po said...

I like the new blog look! I am grateful for the referral to a new poet, I just started a poetry writing course and I need to read as much as possible!

Laura said...

I loved those poetry things at school! I LOVE poetry!!!

Congrats to baby and her team :)

Tamara said...

Well done to Baby and her school for doing so well. I think it's fantastic that she's interested in poetry - very rare these days, unfortunately.

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