April 1, 2017

A Read Aloud to Make You Chuckle

Presentation Tips , Resources , The Buckley Experience , Poems to Read Aloud

The Buckley School's founder, Reid Buckley, believed all speakers should hone their skills by reading poetry aloud. Each month in our magazine, we'll keep that worthwhile practice alive by including poems for you to read aloud.

We'll get April started with something to make you smile, from one of our favorites:

The Purist

By Ogden Nash

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles!"
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile." 

You can learn more about Nash here. You'll also find lots of other read aloud inspiration at poets.org, where you can sign up to receive a poem a day.

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