Poems to share

Choose A Poem!

Choose a poem
choose it well
one you’d want
to show or tell

Read it once
then twice again
keep that poem
in your brain

Share it every
place you go
share with everyone
you know

Say it loud
say it slow
let that rhythm
really flow

Ring out every
single word
so we’re in
that poem’s world

Pick a book
and just get going –
time for you to
choose a poem!

© James Carter

James Carter

James is an award/prize-winning children’s poet, non-fiction writer and musician – and the author of many best-selling poetry books. He is D E L I G H T E D to be an Ambassador for NPD as he feels it gives a real focus to actively promoting poetry as a vital, creative and cross-curricular medium in Primary schools. James travels all over the UK and abroad with his melodica (that’s Steve) to give lively poetry/music performances and workshops. In the last twenty years, he has visited over 1400 schools and performed at various prestigious literary festivals, including Cheltenham, Hay and Edinburgh.