Poem introduction

(A cinquain)

Anger

Anger
Is a red bull
Charging through the mind’s fields,
Inciting actions you may soon
Regret.


from The Poetry Chest (Oxford University Press, 2007), © John Foster 2007, used by permission of the author

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1I Wrote a Poem, Sitting Under a Tree

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2The Land of the Flibbertigibbets

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3On the Clip Clop Clap

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4Let's Give a Cheer For Onomatopoeia

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5Bird Talk

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6Mrs Nugent's Budgie

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7Animal Apologies

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8The Hour When the Witches Fly

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9The Shadow Man

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21November

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30The Wizard's Dragon

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37Edmund Clerihew Bentley

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42I Used to Work

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44A Cheeky Boy Called Robert Rung

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45The Recycling Rap

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46Where Is the Forest?

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47It Isn't Right to Fight

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48Paying His Respects

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50It Hurts

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51The Vase

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52Great-Gran Just Sits

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53There are Four Chairs Round the Table

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54This Morning My Dad Shouted

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55Dad's Hiding in the Shed

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60Why Did You Pull Her Hair?

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61Sarah, My Sister, Has Asthma

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62Life's a Spelling Test

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63Why is it?

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64Spells

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65Inside a Shell

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