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Other ways to find a poem
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- Have you only got a minute to spare? Are you looking for a poem to listen to quickly or learn by heart? Click here for short poems.
- Do you like hearing something about how or why the poem was written? Click here for poems introduced by the poet.
- Do you have a favourite sort of poem, like a haiku, a riddle or a kenning? Click here to search by poetic form.
I really enjoyed listening to all the poems in the Archive. It's fantastic to hear poets reading their own work. It took me a long time to choose my favourites - I think it would be much easier to choose fifty rather than six! But here are my favourite poems today. Tomorrow I might be feeling differently - and have a different list.
Start listening here. Search for a poem by title, by theme or by form, and check out what's new in the Children's Archive.
Ask the Poet
- Where do you get your ideas from?
- Why do you write poetry?
- Where do you write your poems?
- How do you write your poems?
- What is a form poem?
- How long does it take you to write a poem?
- Does music influence your writing?
- What do you like doing when you're not writing?
- Who do you think of when you're writing a poem?