Poetry For All Seasons: Poems, Forms and Styles

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Poetry for all Seasons" accomplishes four goals, all in one neat package. It serves as:

1. A textbook for teaching traditional and modern poetic genres

2. A resource book for all teachers

3. A poetic guide for emerging poets

4. Pleasure reading for ALL members of the family.

Poetry is one of theways teachers have at their disposal for integrating concepts across Language Arts, Social Studies, Business Studies, Natural Sciences, Natural History, Mathematics, Home Economics, Health and Family Life, Movement and Dance. In this book, teachers are sure to find themes easily extracted from poems as listed below:

AgingAnimals Birds Celebrations Communications Death Entertainment Exploration Food Friendships Horticulture Health Heroism Hurricanes Insects Leadership Leisure Legends Marketing Myths

 

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Acrostic Poems
1
Indian Corn
8
Plants
14
Didactic Poems
20
Angie p
26
Tuakau Honey Jar First to Ever Rest
32
Free Verse Poems
40
Hidden Motive
47
Ode Poems
103
Ode to a Swing Bridge Bulldozed
111
Messenger
117
The Asian Tsunami of 2004
123
The Christmas Candle
129
Humming Birds
135
Quintet Poem
142
Senryu Poems
148

Simple Kiwi Pleasures
60
The Flying Spots
66
Thinking of You Too
75
Autumns Grandeur
81
Humanity Rose
88
Jingle Poem
95
Limerick Poems
97
Sestina Poem
155
Sonnet Poems
161
Happiness
168
Triolet Poems
174
About the Author
183

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 (2007)

My real name is Patricia Hendy. I write under the pseudonym of Paterika Hengreaves. I'm a Poet Laureate. My husband held the post of Deputy Commandant at the Regional Police Training Centre. Later in his career he became the Superintendent of Glendiary Prisons until his retirement in 1993. He died on June 6, 1995. I have two adult kids, Francoise Hendy and Charles Hendy.I started my career as a young teacher in the Primary School System of Barbados in the early sixties. I've spent more than forty years in education with the occasional break for study-leave and travel. I've held various positions in a people-oriented environment as shown in this time line.Tutor, Erdiston Teachers' College, Barbados (1987-1993; 1997-2004)Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Barbados (1993-1997)Chief Examiner for Caribbean Examinations Council (1998-2001)Examiner for Caribbean Examinations Council (1980-1998)Head of Business Studies, Garrison Secondary School, Barbados (1980-1987)Senior Teacher, St. Lucy Secondary School, Barbados (1972-1980)Purchasing Manager, International Scientific Ltd., Barbados (1971-1972)Teacher, St. Leonard's Girls' School, Barbados (1963-1967)Teacher, All Saints Girls (Elementary) School, Barbados (1961-1962)I obtained secondary education from the SDA Secondary School, Dalkeith, St. Michael, Barbados. I graduated from Shaw College of Business, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1969. I received the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship in 1976 to study Business Education at McGill University. I graduated with a Teaching Diploma and Degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1980. I received the British Council Award to studied Information Technology at Tresham College, Kettering, Northhamptonshire, United Kingdom in 1991. I retired from Erdiston Teachers' Training College in 2004. I published my first book of poems in 2005 in New Zealand. Traveling extensively overseas gives me the much needed inspiration to write structured poetry and Free Verse, I love doing.