Sunday, May 10, 2015
Poem of the week 9: Silly Rhyme Season
A Rhyme for Rabindaranat Tagore
If you want to hinder a gnat before
It bites and stings.
Hit it with the complete poetical works of Rabindarat Tagor
And squash its wings.
and IF you are ready, a rhyme for Rudyard Kipling
If you can ride a bike, with mudguard rippling
While writing poems that keep in perfect time,
Why, you're a poet, good as Rudyard Kipling
And, what is more, you've mastered silly rhyme.
In an election result caused in no small measure by last week's poem on behalf of the super rich, their party has triumphed again in the English election, Oh bother! Who would have thought this blog was so influential? Anyway it is time to go off in a huff and talk about something entirely irrelevant like silly rhymes.
Lying in bed one night in a school in Bataha India (click here to learn about it. It's really interesting!) I started wondering if I could find a rhyme for Rabindarnat Tagore. It was easier than I thought.
Buoyed by this I spent the rest of the night tyying it with Rudyard Kipling. He ho for silly rhymes!! I love them!