Wednesday 13 April 2016

Brain dead!!

Hi Everyone,

Today I am feeling 'brain dead'.  Yes, there is still a little hope left for me, the rest has been drained away by writing reports, teaching and paperwork.  But I sat down to my computer and noticed the all you out there, that just keep checking in.  So to the loyal ones that make my writing worth while, I decided to stop by just for a little while and connect.

I looked at the quotes I have saved to my computer.  But thought instead I would share a poem that the kids and I analysed this week.  And, no.... I am not going to analyse it again.  You can do that yourself or just enjoy it.  The kids found it enjoyable.  Hope you smile just a little.

Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably

By Hilaire Belloc

A trick that everyone abhors

In Little Girls is slamming Doors.

A Wealthy Banker's Little Daughter

Who lived in Palace Green, Bayswater

(By the name Rebecca Offendort),

Was given to this Furious Sport.

She would deliberately go

And Slam the door like Billy-Ho!

To make her Uncle Jacob start.

She was not actually bad at heart,

But only rather rude and wild:

She was an aggravating child...

It happened that a Marble Bust

Of Abraham was standing just

Above the Door this little Lamb

Had carefully prepared to Slam,

And Down it came! It knocked her flat!

It laid her out! She looked like that.

Her Funeral Sermon (which was long

And followed by a Sacred song)

Mentioned her Virtues, it is true,

But dwelt upon her Vices too,

And showed the Dreadful End of One

Who goes and slams the Door for Fun.

The children who were brought to hear

The awful Tale from far and near

Were much impressed, and inly swore

They never more would slam the Door

-As often they had done before.

Happy reading

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