School Poems - Poems For School

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  • 13.
    A Letter From the Trenches to a School Friend

    I have not brought my Odyssey
    With me here across the sea;
    But you'll remember, when I say
    How, when they went down Sparta way,
    To sandy Sparta, long ere dawn
    Horses were harnessed, rations drawn,
    Equipment polished sparkling bright,
    And breakfasts swallowed (as the white
    Of eastern heavens turned to gold) -
    The dogs barked, swift farewells were told.
    The sun springs up, the horses neigh,
    Crackles the whip thrice-then away!
    From sun-go-up to sun-go-down
    All day across the sandy down
    The gallant horses galloped, till
    The wind across the downs more chill
    Blew, the sun sank and all the road
    Was darkened, that it only showed
    Right at the end the town's red light
    And twilight glimmering into night.

    The horses never slackened till
    They reached the doorway and stood still.
    Then came the knock, the unlading; then
    The honey-sweet converse of men,
    The splendid bath, the change of dress,
    Then - oh the grandeur of their Mess,
    The henchmen, the prim stewardess!
    And oh the breaking of old ground,
    The tales, after the port went round!
    (The wondrous wiles of old Odysseus,
    Old Agamemnon and his misuse
    Of his command, and that young chit
    Paris - who didn't care a bit
    For Helen - only to annoy her
    He did it really, K.T.A.)
    But soon they led amidst the din
    The honey-sweet - in,
    Whose eyes were blind, whose soul had sight,
    Who knew the fame of men in fight -
    Bard of white hair and trembling foot,
    Who sang whatever God might put
    Into his heart.
    And there he sung,
    Those war-worn veterans among,
    Tales of great war and strong hearts wrung,
    Of clash of arms, of council's brawl,
    Of beauty that must early fall,
    Of battle hate and battle joy
    By the old windy walls of Troy.
    They felt that they were unreal then,
    Visions and shadow-forms, not men.
    But those the Bard did sing and say
    (Some were their comrades, some were they)
    Took shape and loomed and strengthened more
    Greatly than they had guessed of yore.
    And now the fight begins again,
    The old war-joy, the old war-pain.
    Sons of one school across the sea
    We have no fear to fight -

    And soon, oh soon, I do not doubt it,
    With the body or without it,
    We shall all come tumbling down
    To our old wrinkled red-capped town.
    Perhaps the road up llsley way,
    The old ridge-track, will be my way.
    High up among the sheep and sky,
    Look down on Wantage, passing by,
    And see the smoke from Swindon town;
    And then full left at Liddington,
    Where the four winds of heaven meet
    The earth-blest traveller to greet.
    And then my face is toward the south,
    There is a singing on my mouth
    Away to rightward I descry
    My Barbury ensconced in sky,
    Far underneath the Ogbourne twins,
    And at my feet the thyme and whins,
    The grasses with their little crowns
    Of gold, the lovely Aldbourne downs,
    And that old signpost (well I knew
    That crazy signpost, arms askew,
    Old mother of the four grass ways).
    And then my mouth is dumb with praise,
    For, past the wood and chalkpit tiny,
    A glimpse of Marlborough -!
    So I descend beneath the rail
    To warmth and welcome and wassail.

    This from the battered trenches - rough,
    Jingling and tedious enough.
    And so I sign myself to you:
    One, who some crooked pathways knew
    Round Bedwyn: who could scarcely leave
    The Downs on a December eve:
    Was at his happiest in shorts,
    And got - not many good reports!
    Small skill of rhyming in his hand -
    But you'll forgive - you'll understand. read more »

  • 14.
    The Schoolfellow

    Our game was his but yesteryear;
    We wished him back; we could not know
    The self-same hour we missed him here
    He led the line that broke the foe. read more »

  • 15.
    The New School

    The halls that were loud with the merry tread of young and careless feet
    Are still with a stillness that is too drear to seem like holiday,
    And never a gust of laughter breaks the calm of the dreaming street
    Or rises to shake the ivied walls and frighten the doves away. read more »

  • 16.
    Going Back to School

    The boat ploughed on. Now Alcatraz was past
    And all the grey waves flamed to red again
    At the dead sun's last glimmer. Far and vast
    The Sausalito lights burned suddenly read more »

  • 17.
    The Old Bark School

    It was built of bark and poles, and the floor was full of holes
    Where each leak in rainy weather made a pool;
    And the walls were mostly cracks lined with calico and sacks –
    There was little need for windows in the school. read more »

  • 18.
    Schoolroom On A Wet Afternoon

    The unrelated paragraphs of morning
    Are forgotten now; the severed heads of kings
    Rot by the misty Thames; the roses of York
    And Lancaster are pressed between the leaves read more »

  • 19.
    The School Of Metaphysics

    Executioner happy to explain
    How his wristwatch works
    As he shadows me on the street.
    I call him that because he is grim and officious read more »

  • 20.
    Ageing Schoolmaster

    And now another autumn morning finds me
    With chalk dust on my sleeve and in my breath,
    Preoccupied with vague, habitual speculation
    On the huge inevitability of death. read more »

  • 21.
    Orphan School

    Full fifty merry maids I heard
    One summer morn a-singing;
    And each was like a joyous bird
    With spring-clear not a-ringing. read more »

  • 22.
    The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye To His Poetry Students

    Goodbye, lady in Bangor, who sent me
    snapshots of yourself, after definitely hinting
    you were beautiful; goodbye,
    Miami Beach urologist, who enclosed plain read more »

  • 23.
    Nonsense Alphabet

    A was an ant
    Who seldom stood still,
    And who made a nice house
    In the side of a hill. read more »

  • 24.
    Mary's Lamb

    Mary had a little lamb,
    Its fleece was white as snow;
    And everywhere that Mary went,
    The lamb was sure to go. read more »

New School Poems

  1. Schools, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. Uniforms in schools., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. School, Kumarmani Mahakul
  4. World A Great School., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. An school reconstructed., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  6. A School by Okoemu Barnabas, Okoemu Barnabas
  7. Schools place of transformation., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  10. Boring School, Prem Methuku
  11. Prisoners of Hope, Emone Emmanuel
  12. Moving Up, Ami White
  13. Back To School, But There Is A Coming War, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  14. Alankar (Decor) -170, Indira Renganathan
  15. School! ! !, Harshit Sheth
  16. School is fun, Supriya Prathapan
  17. School, M.Laurel Vijitha ...
  18. School can be..., Sam Chivers
  19. The Bromfords School, cameron weedon
  20. School's out, killed killa
  21. ansar ud deen, umoh cyril
  22. Welcome back To School!, Anthony Shurland Phillander
  23. School Days, Michael Peterson
  24. The Lesson Left Untaught, Prince Tiwari
  25. School- My Palace, shivani pillai
  26. Surroundings-35, Indira Renganathan
  27. Poem of the Totem, Fox Tail
  28. School, ZaKyr Davis
  29. School V/s College, Ankit Gupta(ANSH)
  30. A Pulitzer Prize, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  31. School, Nikki Auu
  32. Back To School., Darlington Chukwunyere
  33. The School Days are near!, HudaM DeGratePoet
  34. fish swim, Shaun Shane
  35. Haiku - the old school bell, john tiong chunghoo
  36. Grade, Custous Angelus
  37. The lesson left untaught, Dashon Coleman
  38. school is not the life for me, michelle louise commons
  39. I Had To Skip School, Abegale Costilla
  40. School, Hayley K...
  41. .........Old-School, NikMorgan ...
  42. why me?, shannon taylor
  43. School Is Cool, Amber Rainer
  44. School, Parth Parekh
  45. School, Alison Mills
  46. School, One Self
  47. school school school, somebody u will never know
  48. Higher Education..., (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  49. The School Of Life, (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  50. School is Like, Darren Arrogante
  51. My Sweet School, Sherbanu Molu
  52. The School Of Life..., (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  53. On my way to school (ballad attempt), Venus Fire
  54. school, anees akbar
  55. Weirdo school, emma justin
  56. school, samantha macmillan
  57. The Perfect school, gautam sharma
  58. Back to School, Christina Phan
  59. school!, little angel
  60. Dancing On Tables, Margaret Alice
  61. going to school, Timothy Honeycutt
  62. School Is Out, Christina Phan
  63. Last day of my school, Muhammad Raza Master
  64. I Can't Go to School, jasmine shipp
  65. in school, Sally Minns
  66. saying good bye, lynsey kendrick
  67. what is school like?, Jacob Gifford
  68. School, david mitchell
  69. school, trevor adams
  70. School, Brian Aji
  71. School, mary simonson
  72. The Yellow School Bus, RaShawn Ince
  73. School, Sabrina Oney
  74. school, Harriett Bishop
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