on silent feet where the meadow grasses hang hoar– By hook or crook You shall go to the orchard, and then you will see When I had laid it on the floor mee-ow, mee-ow. If you can work that out, that gives you a core feeling and you’re much more likely to remember that than just random shapes – words. gritty ovals of sandstone pregnant with fossils, Neither I nor you: Now, before you pass, Ths is the rhythm of the boneyard rap, Around our two waists I will wrap should I shoot too near the sun, my tail hots up: ouch- OUCH-please fan it! So in the interests of research, I went along to one of Peter Clifford’s magic shows. Some are dramatic monologues, too. The big St Bernards Poetry By Heart is an inspiring competition for students in schools and colleges to learn and to recite poems by heart. It was humm’d by the Beetle, and buzz’d by the Fly, I couldn’t agree more. He rivetted close We are very grateful to one of Julie’s students who writes below about her participation in the Poetry By Heart project: What Poetry by Heart meant to me by Emily Popple. hush! This darksome burn, horseback brown, For the fiddles and the flutes were the finest in the land. Taken together, the poems offer a powerful choric expression of what women endured during WW1, and what they contributed to it. Memorised poetry creates the “citadel of the mind” which, in my subjective opinion, happens to be its vocation and most genuine form of existence. You may choose to recite one, some or all of them. Onion uttapam, stories in the moonlight She shines on thieves on the garden wall, Should pass many St. Valentines, yet be unmated, This is where word meaning and word sound intersect to make more than their respective parts. Yes, judges. For more information about our education programme click here. And cracked the branches, and strewn them about; During each of the five daily times of prayer (salat), for instance, pious Muslims recite passages from the Qur’ān out loud, particularly its opening words (al-Fatihah). Choose a poem • Learn it by heart • Perform it out loud Poetry By Heart is a national competition in which young people in key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 choose poems they love, learn them by heart and perform them in a school or college competition. Time will tell how this will shape our collective cultural life’. And how wrong in the Greenfinch to flirt with the Siskin. You fly low and gold Beyond the growth of dark green pine, You never know, you may even learn some poetry in the process yourself. Many of my colleagues are lucky enough to witness the power of poetry first-hand. This is borne out by the readings of the various poems which are the speaker’s natural interpretation of the words, rather than a practiced, or artificial performance. Participants recited in front of a distinguished panel of judges from the world of poetry including Jean Sprackland, Daljit Nagra, Patience Agbabi, Glyn Maxwell, Tim Dee and Cambridge academic David Whitley. And whenever I go, it feels as though For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide, I am a firm believer that the arts play an important part in all our lives. Tu-whit! shine red and gold and white from the sea. His neighbor, observing the fun, A few weeks later, in the wood, Candlestick’s slimline mini anthologies are designed to be the opposite of daunting – ten poems are neither too many nor too few to offer a satisfying immersion. The pictures were not at all like the pretty Georgian gothic pages of Songs of Innocence. or trickling quietly, For the 2020/21 competition and teaching zone. True, there were again those neoclassical nude figures flying through the pages, but also there were monsters, aggression, violence and raw, often crude depictions – in fact, it was all somewhat like the pulp comic books of 1950s America. I decided to do a street scene in this vein, using the costume of Blake’s era. To the land where the Bong-Tree grows Poetry is personal. In a couple of minutes, the stanzas will be scrawled all over with arrows, notes and highlights. When I came across the UK Poetry by Heart project, I knew straight away that this was a project that had so much to offer: it allowed students to discover a vast range of poetry; it emphasised student choice; and it encouraged students to develop a personal relationship with a poem and to express that through the power of voice, tone and intonation. And marshmallow chickens with sugary wings. 'Now just how you do it I wish I could think. Breakfast, supper, dinner, luncheon! of interacting with those are freely available, the resources in the Learning Zone, and lots of that my Grandma makes Listen to poets talk about their writing process; what inspires them, their unique voices, how they work, how they draft, edit and redraft – all this yields a wealth of information to consider the freedoms and support we give children in their own writing. Through the B3 Media Talent Lab scheme, I managed to get some funding for the film. Curated collections of poems and learning resources. This long poem has been divided into nine sections. And, of course, the verses I gathered took on an extra resonance during the strange, locked-down months of spring 2020. The Ploughboy is whooping–anon–anon: Hudson paints a picture of men at work in the forests to which I relate for all are similar to so many photographs in my family albums. Were ever kittens with these to compare? My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear, Wynken, One question kept coming back to me: how could I encourage my students to develop a true love of poetry – a feeling they would hopefully carry with them after they had left school? vanishing in a breath from OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SHOUT! The further off from England the nearer is to France— Mike Dixon paid tribute to the “passion, support and determination” of teachers who had organised recitation contests in their schools: “I’d like to thank all the teachers in this room today for engaging in this process.”. need to register. Of a nice . The survey ranking gave an indication of the effects most likely to be experienced. nested, hunted, raised our young, With her outrageous smile!’ Cerys Matthews MBE, Welsh singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster says: “I’ve enjoyed celebrating Burns Night over the years and often wanted to celebrate Dylan Thomas in the same way – at last there is a date in the diary for Dylan Day. Running round the woodlump if you chance to find Here is a child who clambers and scrambles, Yet they hop’d his next party would be more select; Mishe-Nahma, King of Fishes, (The Fimble Fowl, with a corkscrew leg;) There was a naughty boy The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; When the Grasshopper’s minstrelsy charm’d every ear, Sat the squirrel, Adjidaumo; To tell me what BIG TEETH I’ve got? I wish I could swim faster in the joyful torrent of words but I don’t. Perhaps the lines that stand out most are those from Jessie Pope’s ‘War Girls’. short Them that ask no questions isn't told a lie. 154 sonnets? Captains rule their football teams I can’t remember when I first came upon the poetry of William Blake. The Pobble who has no toes Our greatest poets captured things most vital and stirring in ingenious ways; these thoughts and means of expressing them are profoundly Russian (or rather they actually shaped and formulated what Russian truly is and should be…) and at the same time universally existential. I decided to attempt to make a short poetry film last year. And floated about between ceiling and floor. The quadrupeds listen’d in sullen displeasure; they return’d not:—and she had no taste Julie Blake is the co-founder and co-director of Poetry by Heart. It was clear that the interpretation of the poems they gave came from the contestants themselves, and the dramatic aspect was clearly something the students enjoyed! The Poetry Library has a collection of over 150,000 items in every form and medium imaginable: epics, ballads, sonnets, haiku. There was a little turtle. Our analysis suggests that these two colloquial expressions do point towards a real difference in the practices and processes of learning, which may in turn tend to produce different experiences of the memorised poem itself. What is most interesting here is not so much the emotional drama generated by an ill-judged pedagogy, though. The Morse example is perhaps particularly interesting, since the image of having extensive knowledge of memorised poetry to call upon is positioned ambivalently in the series. The boys – the protagonists are all boys from privileged backgrounds – are intoxicated by Robin Williams’ idea that poetry offers a path towards living a more authentic life. In a period we might think of as being dominated by “dead white males” we have chosen 12 male and 11 female poets. even if there’s only Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance? All night long in the dark and wet, Her deeds are words. “Where is my toadstool?” loud he lamented. And let you go. Come riding down the passes. And bidding you good morning now, I’ll call another day.”, The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den, And ate the fellow, raw. Would not, could not, would not, could not, could not join the dance. and backbones snap, Who tie bangers to old cats, There isn’t much beyond anecdotal evidence. Stick them on the wall, by all means. And Nod. There have been some tearful farewells in the PBH Office just recently as we have had to say goodbye to Tom Boughen who has been a highly regarded member of our team specialising in administration and marketing. Is the poet present at all?” (Glyn Maxwell (2012), On Poetry. And these are the words the little fly said, Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby: Prior to the competition we took the opportunity to involve our Patron of Reading, Dave Cryer (www.davecryer.co.uk), who ran a ‘hints and tips’ workshop for the contestants on performing poetry out loud. Oh, rare but roomy pelvic bones knock Therefore, it is especially impressive that Georgina did so well, considering that poetry is purely a hobby for her. Swung with all his weight upon it, Or ‘Billy Bandy-knees’: It’s thrilling to see poetry read by real poets appear on TV adverts and shared by celebrities. Poetry By Heart is a national competition in which young people in key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 choose poems they love, learn them by heart and perform them in a school or college competition. And caught a little silver trout. And of course it is only at the national finals weekend, the frenzied and exhilarating three days in March, that we really spend any time getting to hear their story of how they approached the challenge, how they learned their poems, what drives them to do so and fundamentally what they have gained from Poetry By Heart. When they gaily had carroll’d till peep of the dawn, Teach-them-in-the-morning- That strik’st a stillness into hell ; Whenever it was, it was the beginning of a bit of an obsession with the man and his works. It’s designed to be low-key and low-stress, easy to start but rich with possibilities for more extended exploration. Pupils from seven schools took part in the Surrey contest at Woking library. Someone came knocking, I just can't conceive how you do it at all. We recognise how important it is to keep the Classics alive and we are passionate about making contemporary performance which celebrates Greek literature and its relevance today. He has 4 children and 4 grandchildren – and is immensely proud of them all! The outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic made us deal with uncertainty, grief and loneliness, and it made us feel anxious, fearful and sad. Snip! Thankfully, my very helpful colleague Debbie Owen had arranged the competition the year before and ensured I did everything necessary. It’s designed to offer a playful interface for children to discover poems. Click on the ‘Mix It Up’ button at the top of the wall of tiles and you’ll see why we called it that – hours of family entertainment right there! Bill Buffery from the Multi Story Theatre company commented: “As theatre practitioners and workshop leaders we can honestly say that leading these Poetry and Performance workshop weeks is one of the most satisfying experiences of the year. And Chanticleer crow’d, and the Yaffil laugh’d loud. And his Aunt Jobiska made him drink It also hits the spot when it comes to poetry, which again, is not an easy sell. The cruel hungry foam, The filters in the Romantic Poetry showcase mean pupils could start by picking a theme that appeals to them – click on the “find a poem” button and then pop open the filters. The Sun has left his blackness, & has found a fresher morning We're having tea : do take a cup ! Louisa Tait from Seaford College in West Sussex, the winner of the new Shakespeare sonnet competition for adults, recited sonnet 57 and Eléonore Fontaine the winner of Poetry By Heart France from the Institut Notre Dame also recited. Nothing but silence and empty space; Times will be hard. By contrast, Dead Poets’ Society focuses on a school culture – and the uncontrolled sub-culture this engenders – where poetry is memorised and performed in a more highly self-conscious,  even self-dramatizing, manner. He wandered into foreign lands, he saw each wondrous sight, And when boats or ships came near him, Nina (Dr M.L. PBH 2014 Champion Matilda Neill of Whitley Bay High School receiving her trophy from Sir Andrew Motion. And green and blue his sharp eyes twinkled We work very hard to get our titles into outlets beyond the ‘usual’ mainstream and independent bookshops; our pamphlets are sold in some surprising places including museums and galleries, bakeries, wool shops, garden centres and national park visitor centres. little white shoes of snow that have heels of sleet. Pirate Pete its fever on biting a chilli. Down into the depths beneath him, To finish, here are some more of Ben’s thoughts about illustrating poems. I hold my comp just before Christmas, an entire evening given over to poetry, live music and wine. He climbed on the rocks. In the summer twilight. So there is plenty of scope for the speaker and listener to play an active role in performance and interpretation. I am the impulse of all whispers, I That a cherry The Frog is justly sensitive Salt and oozy again and again, If you were a farmer Peter invited an audience member to the stage and handed her a battered copy of Shakespeare’s Complete Works. [1] John O’Brien 1878-1952 Said Hanrahan. coconut drops an’ grater cake, We asked Ben to work only in black and white so that if you wanted to enlarge them on a basic school photocopier, you could. Of course, competition day was a wonderful event – a moment when students stepped onto the stage and were able to share their love and appreciation of poetry with a rapt audience. Pictured here at the opening of Poetry by Heart 2015 at Homerton College, Cambridge University March 2015. An brown bread rolls. at being oak or beech or yew. Pencil Pattern: John Bugg Photography Creative Commons. The Pobble swam fast and well, Another favourite is almost any line from Emily Dickinson’s ‘“Hope” is the Thing with Feathers’ in which the poet compares hope to a bird. He ran away to Scotland One group had absolutely nailed it – and so I was able to ensure that all groups understood that basic narrative and felt secure with it. Listen to these tracks to help you or your students master the art of recitation. He often smiled, but he seldom spoke, First the 1961 film, Splendor in the Grass, which features a young Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood. Then we give the poem a go, me reading/reciting and them using the picture prompts to join in as much as they can. and arm bones flap, Autumn is a lovely time, with leaves all brown and yellow. This kind of knowledge, I felt, could come after students were allowed to first establish a point of connection with the poem; a reason for wanting to read and explore the poem. A diamond is a brilliant stone, I shoop me into shroudes as I a sheep were. You will never know In this blog I’ll be laying out a tried and tested activity for a whole class encounter to build courage and confidence in a safe and supportive, fun and collective way. They sat in job interviews, wearing badly-fitted suits and tremulously making a case for themselves. It’s not our place to say it has, but I like to think so anyway (so much for lack of self-indulgence!). Plantains, wild-thyme, pallid leeks, Slowly upward, wavering, gleaming As Young People’s Laureate Martin also represents Wales internationally; creating partnerships and sharing skills with other socially engaged poetry organisations and practitioners around the world. The fog shut down like a sheet, Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running stream. O mother dear, “Last December I took part in the Poetry by Heart competition at my college, thanks to a lot of encouragement from my English Literature teacher because, for a drama student, I was very reluctant to take part. The only other sound’s the sweep That stood, you know, Dr Aisha Spencer from the University of the West Indies reflects on exploring poetry with Jamaican High School students. Patterns give us a way to talk about poetry. is twitching his nose. The Razorbill carv’d for the famishing group, In his nest snug and small But before he touched the shore, Most people with dementia remember the distant past more clearly than recent events. It was May 1942. That we have lost our mittens. And snout to snout - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Learn some of Blake’s lines and practise declaiming them? The aircraft came from the safe havens of airfields within a twenty mile radius of my home. Although junior schools are a prime source of readers for us, all that changes when the kids go to Big School. As well as being a magician, he is also a highly respected actor, director and writer, and has performed in numerous productions with the BBC, the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and the Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory Company, amongst others. On March 19th 2016 at Homerton College 41 young people will recite poems chosen from the Poetry By Heart World War One showcase. A list of poems by Edgar Allan Poe Born in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe had a profound impact on American and international literature as an editor, poet, and critic. Timothy Winters comes to school / With eyes as wide as a football-pool… hmm, I think I noticed several ‘s’ sounds there. Or likewise ‘Ugly James,’ the darkness ticking, a ceaseless torrent plunging Who is it for? With her devouring smile!’, Pets are the Hobby of my brother Bert. Our old cat has kittens three — Experiencing the wildness of nature is far better than retreating to the fireside with the Romantics. Others want nothing of the sort, in order to allow you to all work together to find the direction of the characters and the play. As Dr Julie Blake she is also a researcher in children’s literature and a Digital Humanities Methods Fellow at Cambridge University. I make it easier to remember this list by using patterns of sound and rhythm to make it enjoyable to the ear and pleasing to say, like this: “Tim, Tom, Mike/Julie and Lily”, and as I say this aloud I exaggerate the short sharp bursts of Tim, Tom, Mike, the long oo of Julie and the ly-ly of Julie and Lily. For, digging deeper into Islam reveals that the prime experience of the Qur’ān for Muslims is as sound. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll find a selection of random other poem-tiles to lead you on to new adventures in poetry. You have to write it in your own unique language and write about things that matter to you. For example in our collection students might work on Byron’s “The Destruction of Sennacherib”, Blake’s “The Tyger”; Scott’s “Lochinvar”; Southey’s “Cataract of Lodore” and Hemens’ “Casabianca”. For more information about Martin visit: http://www.martindaws.com/. Mee-ow-mee-ow, mee-ow. I dropped the berry in a stream The querulous, perilous sea! When I was teaching English in a sixth form college I was relentlessly teased by my departmental colleagues for decrying the absence of Wordsworth on Awarding Bodies’ specifications. Now she campaigns to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, speaking at schools, universities and literary festivals on the healing power of words. During rehearsals for Antigone, Tamsin Shasha and Deirdre Daly, our Associate Director, worked closely with the cast on their understanding of the original text, splitting it in to manageable chunks first, before discussing themes, plot and character motives together, and then putting it on its feet, adapting and editing Chris’s text as the show developed. And bare and boomy, Ouch! Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe, The night-owl calls from his haunt on the hill, Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence! “All the better to see you with,” the Wolf replied. On the very first evening, while waiting to dine, III Catch its rhythm, About the Author:   Camille Ralphs started in Stoke, and has studied in Lancaster, Cambridge and now Oxford. I’m going to self-consciously mumble my thanks to Julie Blake, Kath Lee and Tim Shortis for giving me a shot after a job interview on a grey September afternoon in 2013. His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed; Nobody knows but me. The grabbing of greed at the end of a darkening day My little horse must think it queer Blynken, And that is the finish of him!” she said, But when a crime’s discovered, then Macavity’s not there! And hear her fatal sneeze. I’m running on rooftops You can read more about David’s research on poetry and memory here. If you see the stable-door setting open wide; I think that if students were presented only with the text and image above, without any context, the strength and meaning of the words and images would still be enough. Hush! And a newly fledg’d Gosling, so slim and genteel, Snip! He has written memoirs on surgical technology and of his youth serving as an infantryman.He has authored and produced a surgical DVD. Between the woods and frozen lake He also reflects critically on the relationship between memorable lines and – long! I love him best of all! He rides over the water, and over the snow, But the longer I live on this Crumpetty Tree But, in one sense, achieving hifz is not the end: it is also the beginning. We are hopeful that some of the younger students will be enthused and will themselves take part in the national competition in a few years’ time. We were day and night. They are all of them without exception, a pleasure to speak to. Music, thou queen of heaven, care-charming spell, If the constraints of the syllabus and teaching objectives permit wouldn’t it be great to ask the students to pick a contemporary problem or issue and write their own short prophecy? On this basis, each sonnet includes an audio recitation by Professor David Fuller, who has studied the link between sound and meaning in the sonnets, and many more also have links to Poetry Archive readings by poets. children, see! Fanning with his fins of purple, Twice or thrice his roundelay; She pictures herself as a useless ‘mouth’ which has to be fed; but through the poem her mouth acquires a voice and she can at least broadcast her objection to enforced idleness. I imagined her as a ghost inhabiting the poems of Scars Upon My Heart, drawing out the way the poetry took her ambitions forward, brought women to public notice, made a case for their right to full citizenship. Students also examined the use of tone and the power of the speaker’s persona and voice in representing events, situations and emotions within the poem. That fourscore GULAG camps were in a sense the best poetry school – no-one would commit your verse to memory if they sensed a single false note. She’s been a classroom teacher, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a head of department and a teacher-training tutor. And the Egg-shell went to sea. She is a voracious and prolific reader who is just beginning to start writing again. But you don’t need to go to so much fuss,  just a lunchtime with the librarian and a few other judges will suffice, because what I really love about PBH are the conversations and preparations that take place along the way. The caves where those animals be. Holding it over him, gaily he flew. We might not be conscious of it, but whether we take our pleasure from curling up with a good book; watching a spellbinding performance on stage or our televisions; or losing ourselves in the creation of our own masterpieces, the arts can leave a significant impression on us all. This was particularly striking to me when I came across poems written hundreds of years ago which describe a similar blackness to that which I was experiencing. The choice of poem is not coincidental. In a society dark with cruelty To let the people hear the grandeur Of God in the peals of your laughter. and set sail on the sea Was as weighty, Within the historical Muslim community, there have always been those who have demonstrated a remarkable capacity to memorise the Qur’ān. The vocalisation of poetry makes both this rawness and honesty of emotion accessible. She worked for fourteen years in English departments in schools, before spending nine years as a member of the county council’s standards and learning team. In her Christmas speech of 1992  Queen Elizabeth quoted from his works:”Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in one’s own..” but failed to acknowledge the author. Their area of study is ‘ Love through the Ages’. The Poetry Archive. Together the poetry and voice combine in a euphonic South Walian symphony of slow drawn warmth inducing a dream like lucidity. Be kind and tender to the Frog, There are lots of other creative ways of exploring a poem too. You naughty kittens! We’ve come a long way since everything started in 2015, but what has become evident along the way is the positive impact that the adventure has had on us all: it has allowed us to create a stronger sense of community amongst the participating schools; it has allowed us to promote the love of poetry in the classroom in a profound way; and most importantly, as listeners it has also given us so many magical moments hearing the emotion and passion of young voices reciting their favourite poem. I would have enjoyed reading this book in my Year 5 and 6 classrooms because it would have encouraged me to experiment with different ways of reading poetry out loud. David Fuller discriminates what is at stake here in a particularly insightful form when he observes that: Reading should reveal the expressivity the poet has found in the language and built into its organization, not apply expressivity from outside. 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