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September 8, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

In County Clare

By Mark Carson

And if you should stay in the town of Lahinch
after your dinner and a glass in the hotel bar
walk out in the long evening on the road to the west
and perch on the dry stone wall, your eye to the left
for the drama of the sinking sun, and to the east
where soon the figure of the girl will appear
and walk past you firmly as though stopping for no-one
only at the last minute she’ll spin
like a dancer, coming to a halt in a stylish chassé
with her back to the wall beside you.

Then you may learn her name, that she is walking
to Le Scanoor, which you had thought was called Liscannor,
and that her age is not to be revealed on a first meeting,
and that she loves to dance, and that there will be a marvellous
opportunity to dance with her, next week in Le Scanoor
if you were still to be around. But for all this to happen
you must be a slender boy of nineteen
with an open countenance and time on your hands.


July 28, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


by Kate Greenaway

“Are you going next week to see Phillis and Phoebe?

Phillis on Monday will be just fourteen.

She says we shall all have our tea in the garden,

And afterwards have some nice games on the green.

“I wanted a new frock, but mother said, ‘No,’

So I must be content with my old one you see.

But then white is so pretty, and kind Aunt Matilda

Has sent down a beautiful necklace for me.”


June 8, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Linking Verbs

Yo! I have a little somethin’
To teach to you.
It’s the linking verb rap
And it’s easy to do!

A linking verb connects
A subject with a noun
And if you’ve done it right,
You can turn it around.

An adjective can be
In the predicated part.
Know what you’re doin’,
Then you’ll be smart!

Look very carefully
And you will see
Most of the verbs
Are forms of “be”

Am, is, are, was, were

These are the past
And present of the verb.

Learn “seem,” “appear,”
And “become,”
Then you will know
That you are done!

From How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

April 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Raise Your Hand

Roses are red.
Lettuce is green.
If you raise your hand,
it will be seen.

From How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish


April 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

JAPAN: Hinamatsuri

Kids Web Japan | Explore Japan | Hina Matsuri


March 3, 2018 at 3:03 am Leave a comment

Honi Comes Full Circle


January 31, 2018 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

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