Poem of the Week 14

Literacy Hour

By Clare Bevan

 

So let’s make this clear,

An ADJECTIVE is a

DESCRIBING WORD …

(The long, winding, deep, dark, gloomy, secret

Tunnel leads under the

The cold, bare, windy, wet, empty

Playground to the

Wild, wonderful, sunny, exciting, outside

World.)

 

And a NOUN, of course,

Is an OBJECT, a SUBJECT,

A THING …

(If only I had

A glider, or a private jet, or a space rocket,

or a hot-air balloon, or a time machine,

I Could fly away to

The seaside, or the zoo, or a forest, or Egypt,

or Disneyland, or Anywhere-But-Here.)

 

A VERB, as we all know,

I hope,

Is a DOING WORD …

(I could run, or race, or tiptoe, or clamber,

or catapult, or dance, or whirl, or just walk,

My way to freedom.)

 

And an ADVERB tells you

Exactly how the action

Is done …

(Joyfully, happily, noisily, silently, timidly,

bravely, desperately, frantically, urgently,

Nervously, wistfully, longingly, dreamily,

Someday,

Sometime,

Soon.)

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