Poetry Comp

Matipo Poetry Competition

It’s that time again - the Annual Matipo Poetry Recital. All Mana Syndicate students will learn and recite “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth.
All children will recite their poem in front of the class – the four best children from each class will go through to the Mana final. The three best from this final will go into a school competition.
The focus of the poetry competition is on presentation – speaking clearly and effectively. The children can use some gesture to enhance their performance, but no props.
Please help your child to practice reciting their poem daily.

The Class Final is on Monday 27th March.
The Mana Final is on Friday 31st March.
The School Competition is on Friday 7th April.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries. 
Leanne and Ray
Mana Syndicate Teachers 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud 
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, 
When all at once I saw a crowd, 
A host, of golden daffodils; 
Beside the lake, beneath the trees, 
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. 

Continuous as the stars that shine 
And twinkle on the milky way, 
They stretched in never-ending line 
Along the margin of a bay: 
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, 
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. 

The waves beside them danced; but they 
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: 
A poet could not but be gay, 
In such a jocund company: 
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought 
What wealth the show to me had brought: 

For oft, when on my couch I lie 
In vacant or in pensive mood, 
They flash upon that inward eye 
Which is the bliss of solitude; 
And then my heart with pleasure fills, 
And dances with the daffodils.