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Poets and their Poetry



Enjoy listening to Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake poem...It's deliciously funny!

Michael Rosen is an English poet and writer who has written over 140 books. He was Children's Laureate from 2007-2009. Children's Laureate is a position awarded in the United Kingdom to a writer of children's books to celebrate how outstanding they are.



Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE read by Tom Hiddleston

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me prov'd,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.

Benjamin Zephaniah - Talking Turkeys

Benjamin at Hay book festival