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Thread #94336   Message #3308316
Posted By: Beer
14-Feb-12 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Common poems set to music
I don't know if memorizing poems still take place in school or not. I know for a fact that in Quebec English school system my son never had to nor has my grand son who is 13. When I was around 12/13 we had to memorize many poems and this one comes to mind that fit very well to "Road to the Isle".

Robinson Crusoe's Story

    THE night was thick and hazy   
    When the "Piccadilly Daisy"   
Carried down the crew and captain in the sea;   
    And I think the water drowned 'em;   
    For they never, never found 'em,          5
And I know they didn't come ashore with me.   
    Oh! 'twas very sad and lonely   
    When I found myself the only   
Population on this cultivated shore;   
    But I've made a little tavern   10
    In a rocky little cavern,   
And I sit and watch for people at the door. etc......