The Lazy Frog

The Lazy Frog :

Fred is a very lazy frog

Who lolls all day upon a log.

He always manages to shirk

Doing a single stroke of work.

His poor old mother calls in vain

“Come in and help!" he does not bother

To move two inches, much preferring

To be extremely hard-of-hearing.

He lies there in a silent heap,

And stays conveniently asleep.

If a lady frog hops past

You’d think he would get up at last

To bow, and help her on her way?

But no, I am ashamed to say

That when a lady frog comes by

He does not open up one eye!


On a school day, you are busy studying, playing and chatting with friends. When you have a holiday from school what do you do? Would you behave a little like the frog in the following poem?

The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.

Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.

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