Noses :

I looked in the mirror

and looked at my nose:

it’s the funniest thing,

the way it grows

stuck right out where all of it shows

with two little holes where the

breathing goes.

I looked in the mirror

and saw in there

the end of my chin

and the start of my hair

and between there

isn’t much space to spare with my nose,

like a handle, sticking there.

If ever you want

to giggle and shout

and can’t think of what

to do it about,

just look in the mirror and then, no doubt,

you’ll see how funny YOUR nose

sticks out!

Aileen Fisher

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.

Noses :