Example 2 – Leisure
Leisure, by W. H. Davies
The new Leisure centre looked so weird, everyone asked: “WHAT IS it?”
So now you have the title and the first two words of the poem (What is). You now have to learn each line.
Because the lines of this poem are relatively short, we have made a link every two lines, rather than every line.
(Press within the boxes below to reveal the mnemonic image, then select 'back to poem' to return to the list.)
Link STARE to STAND BENEATH THE BOWS
It was staring (stare) at me as I was standing beneath the boughs.
Link COWS to TO SEE, WHEN WOODS WE PASS
The giant cows like eating leaves as we are able to see when we pass the woods (to see, when woods we pass).
Link GRASS to IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
He stole their grass in broad daylight!
Link NIGHT to TURN
He said: “Look at that night sky!” but she just turned over.
Link DANCE to WAIT
I couldn’t dance without my partner – I had to wait for her.
Link EYES BEGAN to A POOR LIFE.
Her eyes began to cry because she had such a poor life.