by Paul Cookson
Paul Cookson's staggeringly versatile range as a performance poet is fully displayed in this new collection. Humour, danger, wonder, surprise are the elements underlying his work. The collection contains some poems that need to be shouted and some that have to be whispered very quietly. There are many interactive poems in which a whole class or group of children can participate. BEEP BEEP ! WHOOSH! A great one to do with a high pitched "Beep Beep" and an extended quieter "Whoosh!" Silver saucer shining bright Flashing beams and laser lights Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Faster than the speed of sound See it spinning round and round Beep! Beep! Whoosh! Beep! Beep ! Whoosh! Dissipates, evaporates Hovers, dives and levitates Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Breaking laws of gravity Maximum velocity Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Like a diamond in the sky Beaming down from way on high Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh! Nasty pilot, nasty crew Coming down for me and you Beep ! Beep Whoosh! Beep Beep! Whoosh ...
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Date of Publication: 03/02/2020