AtoZ Challenge; P is for Pie Corbett
Letter P in the Feast of Poems is fulfilled by Pie Corbett (link to Pie’s article on here about reading poetry in school). Pie is an inspirational English educational trainer, writer, author, anthologiser and poet who has written over two hundred books. He is now best known for creating Talk for Writing which is a teaching programme that supports children as storytellers and writers. He has supported children’s writing and children’s poets as well as the education of primary children for many years. Pie’s excellent and very popular main collection is called Evidence of Dragons, illustrated by Chris Riddell and Peter Bailey, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.
Here is his lovely poem:
In the City
In the city of snow,
The silence smothered the citadel.
In the city of suffering,
A poor man became the author of statistics.
In the city of saxophones,
A silhouette of sound insinuated itself.
In the city of scales,
A piano played for justice.
In the city of scholars,
They taught the science of beauty.
In the city of serendipity,
A startled key stumbled across a frozen lock.
In the city of sarcasm,
Stern words sliced chasms of pain.
In the city of silences,
The soft-hearted were squashed.
In the city of sunsets,
A song stood still.
© Pie Corbett
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- Posted in: A-Z Challenge 2019
- Tagged: Children's poems, children's poetry, City Poems, In the City, Pie Corbett, Poetry Educator
A poem to savour as it has depth – thought-provoking.
Pie is not only a great poet, he is an educational trainer and created the Talk for Writing approach to learning.
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