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I’ve just listened to Alice Oswald reading and discussing the nursery rhyme, There Was a Man of Double Deed – I think you should too:

Guardian Books poetry podcast:

Alice Oswald reads There Was a Man of Double Deed

There was a man of double deed

There was a man of double deed

Who sowed his garden full of seed

When the seed began to grow

‘Twas like a garden full of snow

When the snow began to melt

‘Twas like a ship without a bell

When the ship began to sail

‘Twas like a bird without a tail

When the bird began to fly

‘Twas like an eagle on the sky

When the sky began to roar

‘Twas like a lion at my door

When the door began to crack

‘Twas like a stick across my back

When my back began to smart

‘Twas like a penknife in my heart

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