David Wood

Gold Star - 13,312 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

School Days (Tyburn) - Poem by David Wood


School days were spent reading, learning tests
With those exams writing, swatting stressed

Topic(s) of this poem: learning, school

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A six line poem consisting of 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables.
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third and fourth lines at the 5th through 8th syllables.

Comments about School Days (Tyburn) by David Wood

  • Daniel Brick (9/11/2015 9:53:00 PM)

    I had to grab my copy of THE POET'S GLOSSARY by Edward Hirsch,700 pages of definitions AND (for the first time) he failed me - no definition of tyburn. Only then did I see you described the format, and as soon as I untangle myself from trying to follow the format of your use of this form, I'll respond. Anyone got a scissors? (Report) Reply

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  • Sanjukta Nag (9/11/2015 10:04:00 AM)

    Another outstanding tyburn... enjoyed it. thank you (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/10/2015 1:34:00 PM)

    Writing.... These are going on School, but nowadays swatting is prohibited as per the right to education. However it is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Hazel Durham (9/10/2015 9:21:00 AM)

    The school days brought back to life with all the hard graft and the stress, good write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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