Topsy-Turvy Land

Topsy-Turvy Land :

Have you ever thrown your school bag on your bed?
Have you ever left your shoes and socks here and there?
Have you ever played with your ball in your room?
Does your room sometimes look like this?

Now read about one such upside-down land.

The people walk upon their heads.

The sea is made of sand.

The children go to school by night

In Topsy-turvy Land.

The front-door step is at the back.

You're walking when you stand.

You wear your hat upon your feet

In Topsy-turvy Land.

And buses on the sea you'll meet,

While pleasure boats are planned,

To travel up and down the streets

Of Topsy-turvy Land.


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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