As Michael Gove tells young people to scrap sexts for love poems, we ask teachers to tweet us their verses for the education secretary
• Add your poem to the collection by posting in the comment thread or tweeting us @guardianteach
Education secretary Michael Gove revealed himself as an old romantic this week, when he told young people they should send love poems, not 'sexts' to their amours.
Promoting, Love Book, an app which allows users to record themselves reading poetry to their dearest, Gove said: "It [the app] will allow children to make sense of their own feelings in a way that is more graceful, expressive and beautiful [than sexting].
"Technology does not have to mean that expression becomes clumsier."
In response, we invited teachers to tweet us poems that convey the depth and fervency of emotion that they have for Gove.
Here are our favourites. To add yours to the collection tweet us @guardianteach or post in the comment thread.
Helen J Williams @helenjwc
Mighty Mr Gove
we wish you'd move
to agriculture where u
can dig a hole and fall in.
Alan Mills @alanmills405
Gove's enduring love for Latin is beyond dispute,
But his education philosophy is like that fruit.
Peter Spencer @PeterSpencer88
Michael Gove is like a red red rose,
Prickly, superficial and in the end useless.
Thou art ill-tempered and un-fair
and gone completely nuts they say
Compare thee to a summer's day?
Absolutely not, no way.
Roses are red, violets are blue,
Sadly for children, you don't have a clue.
Michael Gove the minister
Always behaved so sinister
He huffed & he puffed
Cos we said-get stuffed
And wouldn't let him administer.