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John Hegley got together with the RCA Animation students to bring one of John's poems to life. Click on the highlighted word to view the animation.



A poem is not an Ant
but it can be quite short.
A poem is not a Banana
but there may be something under its skin.
A poem is not a Coat
but it may have some warmth in it.
A poem is not a Dog
but it might be quite a friend.
A poem is not an Endless pair of trousers
but it can be quite long.
A poem is not a Football shaped like a cucumber.
A poem is not a Great number of things.
A poem is not a Hedgehog
but it might be hard to get hold of.
A poem is not an Igloo
but it can feel like home.
A poem is not a Jumble sale,
but it might contain some rubbish.
A poem is not a Kite
but it might enjoy the wind.
A poem is not a Lightbulb
but you can change it if you want to.
A poem is not a Monkey
but can be quite human.




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