Sunday 3 April 2022

Sunday Poem-What's in a name by John Agard.

 Today I decided to subscribe to  and clicked on Children's poems. A wonderful poem What's in a Name popped up and a fantastic reading by the author,John Agard. He is  an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's author. In 2012 he was selected for the Queen's gold Medal for poetry and in 2021 he was awarded Book Trust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

 I had to remind myself who Rumpelstiltskin was. Can you remember? The miller, in one of those grim Grimm fairy tales, got into a pickle when he claimed to the king that his daughter could spin straw into gold.The king promptly locked her in a tower and commanded her to spin. Rumpel was the imp who could change straw into gold but he had a few stipulations to make before he did so....

Follow links below to hear the author reading his poem and for more info on Rumpel.

And the whole sorry tale is found in this link:

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