04 Oct 2012
Tags: bernard young, fun, humor, humour, national poetry day, NPD, poem, poet, school
Haiku – in a bin
at the bottom of the aisle
next to the sonnets.
Limericks have had their day
It’s clear they’ve got nothing to say
Some find them rude
Vulgar and crude
They’re free if you’ll take them away
Free Verse is draped all over the shop.
Although it’s free
there is a modest charge
for each clump of words.
are down aisle five.
You can hear them counting
their syllables. Eight in this line.
02 Oct 2012
in Music, Video
Tags: acoustic, bernard young, fun, guitar, humour, music, national poetry day, NPD, performance, poem, video, visual, youtube, Zoot
In 2012, UK National Poetry Day is on Thursday 4 October. The theme is STARS. Be a star, read, write or buy some poetry.
09 Sep 2012
Tags: bernard young, book, fun, humour, national poetry day
My latest book is now available to buy online from Lulu. It is £13.95 plus postage (which in the UK is £2.99 for one copy, but check the site for confirmation). This is not a book aimed at children. There are 61 pages of beautiful images and words about life, relationships, growing old, dreams, loss and love. There is a full preview available online if you can see the preview button to press. Hope you like it and do tell your friends. Christmas is coming…
29 Jun 2012
in Music, Video
Tags: bernard young, cats, fun, humour, music, performance, video, youtube
This is a new song, written to order. Cats are always a popular topic and this one seems to work well even with younger pre-school children.
24 Mar 2012
Tags: bernard young, performance, performance poet, poet, school, workshops
Well why not. The right poet (I mean me! but there are lots of us) can offer an exciting start to your school day (I include guitar and just enough joining in during my morning assembly performances). The children head off to classes with loads of writing ideas already in their heads and I then work with all ages throughout the day.
Teachers tell me that having an enthusiastic practitioner of the art in the classroom has a tremendous effect on them and the children. Together (teachers, children, poet) we produce fantastic new poems and usually share them before home time. After that we do all go home (apart from the teachers who have yet another after school meeting to attend).
A poet in your school? Why not?