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Paul Delaney: All the world’s a stage!

Mr Paul Delaney, a performance poet and author from the UK has written a piece entitled, ‘All the world’s a stage!’ Paul agreed to write this piece after visiting our school and observing how we ‘embrace diversity’ within our school. The poem will form an important part of our upcoming International Week 15th-19th October. You can read the poem below and watch him recite this here.

  • Paul Delaney

All the world’s a stage!

Are all the creatures of the sea the same?
A similar size and colour and name?
Dive into the oceans in a yellow submarine.
And discover a world, an incredible dream.

Green Sea turtles and Royal starfish.
Mythical mermaids, granting a wish.
Turquoise corals, clinging to their reef.
Hammerhead sharks sharpening their teeth.

‘All the world’s a stage!’ said William Shakespeare.
It doesn’t matter how you sound or how you appear.
We’re all very different, just spirits in disguise.
Sharing Mother Earth, like clouds sharing skies.

Rise up above, soaring high in the sky.
Do you dream about birds, their ability to fly?
Not every single bird has the power of flight.
Blackbirds are black and pelicans are white!

A woodpecker, a Hawfinch, and a singing thrush.
A timid tree-creeper seeking solace in a bush.
A hungry golden eagle on her evening prowl.
A swan on her river and a wise old owl. 

‘All the world’s a stage!’ said William Shakespeare.
It doesn’t matter how you sound or how you appear.
We’re all very different, just spirits in disguise
.
Sharing Mother Earth, like clouds sharing skies.

Trek through a rainforest. Those amazing sounds!
Creatures make noises - above, below, around.
Some of them chatter. Some of them grunt.
Some eat plants but most of them hunt.

Marmoset monkeys and cheeky chimpanzees.
Snoozing two-toed sloths in tall, emerald trees.
Glass-winged butterlies and tiny tree frogs.
Scarlet Macaws and hungry, hairy hogs!

‘All the world’s a stage!’ said William Shakespeare.
It doesn’t matter how you sound or how you appear.
We’re all very different, just spirits in disguise.
Sharing Mother Earth, like clouds sharing skies.

Walk around a famous city. Look at everybody’s face.
They’re as different as the planets in deep, outer space.
A palette of colours like shoes on a rack.
Enormous variety, the toys in Santa’s sack.

Children from different parts of the world.
Long hair, short hair, straight and curled.
You’re ‘One of a kind’ in your own special way
with your own song to sing and your own words to say.

'All the world’s a stage!’ said William Shakespeare.
It doesn’t matter how you sound or how you appear.
We’re all very different, just spirits in disguise.
Sharing Mother Earth, like clouds sharing skies.

© Paul Delaney October 2nd 2018 www.pdelaney.co.uk/

For the children of the British International School Budapest