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Poem - the Poem-em

posted Jul 9, 2011, 11:10 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jul 9, 2011, 11:12 AM ]
By Simbo Rumblebelly   

Now Hobbits can be fond of words  
And tell tales all the time  
But what I'd really like to see  
Are hobbits writing rhymes!  
So listen to this poem here  
It teaches things to you
And by the time the poem's done
You'll write your own ones too!
Before you start to think of words
And writing verses out
You firstly have to pick a theme
What will it be about?
And will it be a funny work
Or serious or sad?
Or maybe one with heroes in
Or one to make you glad?
One featuring our Shire home
Should brighten up your mood
But personally my favourites
Are poems praising food!
Now take a quill and paper sheet
And write out words that rhyme
For poems will have rhyming words
Although a good few don't
This little poem that I tell
It has a simple rhyme
There's just one pair of matching words
The fourth and second lines
The poem has a rhythm too
It's like a beating drum
A simple beat will work quite well
da-dum da-dum da-dum
It's time to start your poem now
So write out all those lines
The words should flow quite naturally
It shouldn't take much time!
And once your poem is complete
There's one more thing to do
Is find a group of hobbit folk
To read your poem to
So, everybody here today
Your poems should be heard
It’s good to share with everyone
The wonder of your words!

Some information about the artist:
Master Simbo is a famous poet around the Shire. When not preoccupied with collecting and eating pies, Master Simbo works on expanding his collection of self-written poems. He is a regular visitor of the Green Dragon, where on fridaynights he may be found willing to recite some of his work. Master Simbo is also a gifted musician and actor. He also is the initiator and promoter of synchronised dancing, giving classes and performances with his Dancing Troupe.