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Diwali Hoooo

diwali sweets

Its time, its time,
Hearty welcome
Please join the line,
for objection is seldom
 
Hearts filled with delight,
as Diwali goodies come
Tummies tucked so tight,
to have the yummys wholesome
 
Ladoo, Barfi, Pedha,
and Dry fruits of wide range
Tired of saying ‘thoda thoda ’
as greetings exchanged
 
By the end of the season,
you sure put up mass
And then find every reason,
for a stringent weight loss
 
And ofcourse the vibrant patakas
Lit by the lamps so bright
Fills with Dhoom dhamaka
Marking the end of demons’ fight
 
 
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Exclusive Poet Laureate Ann Duffy’s Poems For Children

Writing for children is an altogether different experience.

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These eight pieces, which explore schooldays and the mysteries of childhood, will be included in Carol Ann’s latest collection of children’s poems, to be published this coming autumn by Faber.

 
Carol Ann Duffy (pic: Getty)
Carol Ann Duffy (pic: Getty)

Carol Ann Duffy has been acclaimed as the first poet laureate for the whole family with her brilliant poems for children.

New laureate Carol Ann – who edits our Poetry Corner column – has given us an exclusive preview of her latest work to share with Daily Mirror readers.

These eight pieces, which explore schooldays and the mysteries of childhood, will be included in Carol Ann’s latest collection of children’s poems, to be published this coming autumn by Faber.

THE MAIDEN NAMES

I got a shock

hearing the grown-ups talk

to find that my Grandmother’s name

wasn’t her name at all,

only her married name.

I listened hard

till I heard

that the same…

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