The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757 – 1827)

The Sick Rose O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm That flies in the night In the howling storm, Has found out they bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does they life destroy. William Blake (1757 – 1827)

Disobedience – A. A. Milne

James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree Took great Care of his Mother Though he was only three. James James Said to his Mother, “Mother,” he said, said he; “You must never go down to the end of the town, if you don’t go down with me.” James James Morrison’s Mother Put on a golden […]

London Tube Etiquette Poetry

London Tube Etiquette, Look out for these two poems on the tube. They won TfL’s Travel Better London competition, which asked for lines of verse that promote courtesy on the network. Over-18s winner Alex Bishop offers the following advice to people playing music: Rock ‘n’ roll may stir the soul And drum ‘n’ bass may have […]

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” He […]