WW1 Poetry

Delightful Book Club last night at Wick Court. Each one of us had either prepared a poem to read or a song. The meal was “Rat Stew”, Trench cake and cocoa.  Poems as expected were moving and thought-provoking. Not sure what the modern revisionists (led by Mr Gove) would say about our choices of Owen, Dobell, Gurney, Caroline Ann Duffy, and Kipling. Certainly wouldn’t have approved of “Oh What a Lovely War” or Eric Bogle’s moving “And the band played Waltzing Matilda” sung by our Aussie member!

The gig on Monday went well. Not easy telling a WW1 story to a whole school audience (4-11). I ended on the Christmas Truce because it does give some hope!  I did a question and answer session with the children afterwards and was asked some searching questions. Now preparing some bird tales for next week.

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Bill Church is the story traveller, a former Headteacher who has a passion for sharing stories with people from 3 years up to 103 years of age. Bill loves stories; finding them (and the story’s story!), telling them and writing them! He is passionate in believing that everybody can tell stories and is keen to help people whatever their age do this. His blog ranges from his Story telling experiences to his obsessions sport, bird watching and cycling!

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