English Poetry


Put the kettle on
Put the kettle on
It is the British answer
to Armageddon.


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Voyager upon life's sea,
To yourself be true,
And whatever your lot may be,
Paddle your own canoe.

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I surprised some of you this week by saying not to worry about making mistakes so much.  I don't mean don't try to pass your exams and tests, they are important because you need those little pieces of paper, but don't let fear stop you from experimenting with English.  One of the top UK poets (I had the privilege of seeing him perform in Nottingham once) Benjamin Zephaniah, might convince you, if I can't.  Double negatives, grammar all turned about, but it forms part of the poem and it works! 


Your house is
Falling down
And you got
To eat,
Don't worry
Be happy.

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