Thursday, 7 October 2010
Please Daddy, No! EDITED VERSION
Actually they chugged it down and asked for seconds. They love it.
You might not expect kids to take kindly to a posh Englishman in a suit telling them about intergalactic stasis travel, babies licking bus windows or dead birds, mightn't you? Well that's because you're a monster and they're lovely.
What struck me was how much they enjoy sound. The younger ones especially. Their favourite of mine is a concrete poem called "star", which they demanded I read at least twice per class. I had to regurgitate the damned thing about 14 times at high speed.
And adults love that one too.
So what am I saying? Nothing really, just that people like sound. Big discovery, huh? Yeh that's right, yeh.
Try reading the concrete poem "star" for yourself, the faster the better. Or don't. See if I care