Sunday, June 05, 2005

Travelling Poet

I’m off on my teaching travels for the next couple of weeks – Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Devon, Rainham – all over the place – spreading the word in schools. I’ll try and do a bit of blogging in between times – but may not manage it. If I haven’t dropped by your blog for a while – or if I don’t visit in the next couple of weeks - forgive me. Hopefully I can catch up on all the blogging news when I return.

Below is a poem I published nearly year ago when I began this blog. New readers might enjoy it.

And also to say that you can now listen to some samples of Wonky Finger on the Rabbit Press website. Let me know what you think.

See you soon.

20 comments:

Lorena said...

hope you have a great trip!!
great poem, its encouraging to help people like me to take more chances...this is no dress rehearsal...thanks :)

Shubhodeep said...

hope you have a great trip!!

best of teaching!

cool poem!

i wish you'd drop into my blog and tell me what you think of the peter pan poem.

http://shubhodeep.blog-city.com

transience said...

have a great trip, roger! more poems for us when you come back, okay?

Anonymous Poet said...

Bon voyage!

michael said...

Rainham eh? Have you a guide book and a translator?
This poem has an air of deja vu about it? One can imagine it with music or a kazzoo accompniament, acumpnearament, err.... as well.
Hope all the teaching and such goes well and you find time for some blogging, blagging and even a bit of blegging. Ciao!

Jonathan said...

Safe travels, Roger... bring back lots of storys...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Happy teaching, Enjoy the bright and curious faces (and the cynical ones too)! Looking to read your new poems on your return. keep us posted if you can!

Syl said...

Do we learn too late? Never! Each day is an experiment...and a new page, in your case a new poem...or song, to be written.
Happy travels!

Amie said...

have fun! have a great fruitful trip!

NicoleBraganza said...

Look forward to some more "Mr Waltons on the Playground" type poems ;) Hope you have a wonderful trip. Happy teaching!!

michael said...

Bye! cheerio! (has he gone yet?) Say hello to Rainham for us!

gulnaz said...

all the best for your trip!
liked the poem very much and relate to it immensely!

i hv spent half my life thinking and thinking and not doing.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I often wonder if I had my time again would I do any better. Youth is often spoilt by lack of confidence (mine certainly was) but if I could go back in hine-sight it wouldn't be fair on the rest of the young, anyway I'd just make the mistakes I didn't get around to making the first time. Travel safley, have fun and watch out for escaped inspiration

floots said...

Enjoy. I am so glad to be out of "education" but I really miss teaching so I'm quite envious. (My Dartmoor conservation song to the tune of "My Babe" was voted best emetic of 1995!) Cheers

Cocaine Jesus said...

sorry for my absence of late. good travels and great poetry as always. rainham is nice this time of year or so i am told. especially the marshes!!!

Liam Wilkinson said...

Roger - thank you so much for the CD. It arrived safely this morning and hasn't been off the player since. There's some great stuff on here, but as I mentioned in my blog, 'She Stepped Out of a Dream' is something else!

Cheers. I'll send mine shortly...

Liam Wilkinson said...

...Oh, by the way, love 'Regrets' - especially 'Or pratfall (actually I tried that – just got hurt)' - been there, done that...

Ed Giecek said...

I have to echo wot Amie said:

"Have a funny grapefruit on yer trip."

(I think that'zZ wot she said?? That eyeball icon of her'z might'a threw me off a bit.)

--ed

Syl said...

Man oh man...still off
wandering
And I sit here pondering...
Why Miss Prendergast
was in the garden...
wearing skivies
And why Nigel the gardener
over-trimmed the hedge...
right before tumbling
off the ledge.

michael said...

Yoko Ono had a funny grapefruit
Its name was Hairy Pajama
She took it to the Fruit Exchange
And swapped it for an orange