To mark National Poetry Day, share your nursery rhyme-free alternatives to the recent top 10 ranking of childrens poems
The Owl and the Pussycat voted most popular childhood poem
Can it really be true? The nation AKA 2,000 people polled for Waitrose has put Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Humpty Flipping Dumpty ahead of Jabberwocky in a vote for the UKs favourite childrens poem. Seriously, world? Or more accurately: seriously, 2,000 people?
The top 10 is a bemusing mishmash of nursery rhymes and actual poems, thankfully topped by Edward Lear and his elegant fowl, and also featuring Wordsworth because many a child, Im sure, is a fan of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.Continue reading...