What are Grandmothers for?

What are Grandmothers for? :

How many people are there in your family?

How many brothers and sisters do you have?

Do you remember how your grandmother put you to sleep?

Share your experiences of having watched your grandmother putting a younger brother / sister to sleep.

Grandmothers tell so many nice stories.

Share with your friends some of these stories in your own language.

Read the poem below about the memories we have of our grandmothers.

Grandmothers are for stories
about things of long ago.
Grandmothers are for caring
about all the things you know...

Grandmothers are for rocking you
and singing you to sleep,
Grandmothers are for giving you
nice memories to keep...

Grandmothers are for knowing
all the things you're dreaming of...
But, most importantly of all,
grandmothers are for love.


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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