#becomingeducational Christmas 2016
Wishing you all peace and joy – and oh – some hope!!
For Christmas – and for 2017.
Take a pause from the catching up – from the frenzy – from the movies and the box sets (oh – please let me get all six series of The Walking Dead!! – now *that’s christmassy!!).
Take a break
From mince pies and hangovers…
And enjoy this poem – and reflect – on life – love – education – passion…
All those good things.
All the best,
You must prepare your bosom for his knife,
said Portia to Antonio in which
of Shakespeare’s Comedies? Who killed his wife,
insane with jealousy? And which Scots witch
knew Something wicked this way comes? Who said
Is this a dagger which I see? Which Tragedy?
Whose blade was drawn which led to Tybalt’s death?
To whom did dying Caesar say Et tu? And why?
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark – do you
know what this means? Explain how poetry
pursues the human like the smitten moon
above the weeping, laughing earth; how we
make prayers of it. Nothing will come of nothing:
speak again. Said by which King? You may begin.
Carol Ann Duffy
Printed in The Guardian, 6 September 2008
On December 7, the lunchtime poem was Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy. In 2008, the poem was withdrawn from the school…
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