“April Fool” by Virginia Lowe with Spring Teacher Notes

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April Fool

 

I’m looking for Spring

as so many do

for blossom and bulbs

shy violets hold dew

 

What greets me is change

Winds, rain and shine

It’s now Autumn here

but there’s no call to pine

 

There are strawberry guavas,

feijoas and pears

very few flowers

but no one much cares

 

We’d rather our garden

is brimming with fruit

There’ll be time in September

For Flora’s fair loot

 

 

 

 

Teacher Notes for Spring:

Watch this famous poem written by William Wordsworth as a class.

For William Wordsworth, poetry was “the spontaneous overflow of emotion reflected in tranquility.” In this poem, the aim is for the speaker to experience a connection with nature.

Look at the key words in this poem then go outside for a walk in nature with the students.

See if they then can write a poem that connects people with the natural world.

 

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