Zig and Zag report from planet Earth. Zig and Zag report to back to Zog about what poetry is to Earthlings. Zag explains that anyone can be a poet.
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Calling Zog, calling Zog...
Today, we talk about poetry.
Ooh, I love poetry!
I'm going to get myself a wheel, slap on some clay
and make myself a jug.
Poetry, not pottery.
So, how do you become a poet?
All you've got to do is write words down. They don't even have to rhyme.
Ooh, I've got something I'd like to write a poem about.
-My favourite fruit.
-Go for it, bro.
The Orange, by Zig.
My favourite fruit is the orange
It really is rather borange
Once I eat its norange
I eat its fruity slorange.
Er, Zig, really great job, except they probably should be real words.
A poem, you see, is like painting with words
'Bout anything at all, whatever occurs
Some have rhythm, others rhyme
But here's what true every time
Just read a poem, give it a go
Or write one yourself, you just never know
Wordsworth, Bronte, Muhammad Ali
Michelle, Eldon, James and Riley.
Zig, Zig, Zig, Zig, they're not poets.
They're the cast of The Next Step.
Ah, but they make poetry with their feet.
Hmm, true dat.
Orange, you're so...orangey...
Zig, don't you have another favourite fruit
you could read a poem about?
I'd like to say yes, but no.
So, who's this Shakespeare guy?
Ah, yes, Shakespeare!
Of course, that's not his real name.
They called him that because his first job was to shake spears.
What kind of job is shaking spears?
It was before lollipop ladies were invented.
He used to stand outside ye olde school and wave his spear
at the horse and cart.
"Oi, you! Stop! Let these children cross ye road safely."
And then, one day, he was so bored he said,
"I'm tired of shaking spears. I've been doing this job for years."
"Ooh," he thought to himself,
"I like the way those words sounded together.
"Now I'd like to spend my time writing words that rhyme."
And THAT'S how poems were invented.
Yeah! Probably. I mean, sort of, I guess...
-I wandered lonely...
-I wandered lonely...
I wandered lonely as an orange.
So, there you have it, all you need to know about poetry!
Zig and Zag signing off - but, remember, zoglings,
we'll be back super shortly with another Zogcast from
the little blue planet called Earth.
BOTH: Zog you later!
Zig and Zag report to back to Zog about what poetry is to Earthlings. Zag explains that anyone can be a poet; you write words down and they don't even have to rhyme. Zag also offers a unique insight into Shakespeare.