Category: Poem Of The Week

  Many of you will know that this coming Wednesday is St. Andrew’s Day, so I wanted – for the second week running – to use a poem by a Scottish poet.  And then, given last week’s Y11 Sixth Form …

Poem of the Week: 28 November Read More »

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I’ve chosen this week’s poem for its autumnal sense of longing – it’s a Scottish poem, but fits the ‘untranslatable’ Welsh concept of ‘hiraeth’ – nostalgia, homesickness, grief or sadness for things which you are exiled from, through time and/or …

Poem of the Week: 21 November Read More »

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We rightly look back on the beginnings of wars, and celebrate the ends of them. What might we think about in terms of 1916? This week’s poem was chosen to match the Remembrance Day commemorations later this week.  I’ve already …

Poem Of The Week: 07 November 2016 Read More »

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