The Listeners

We have been studying the narrative poem ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare.

We liked this video of the poem as well. We liked the spooky, mysterious atmosphere and the fact that you don’t know who the listeners are.

We created our own stories about a traveller who went to a strange house and also drew pictures of the house.

A Traveller’s Tale  by Josh 

The wind howled through the darkness of night. A horse trotted through the open field. The faint moonlight was just enough to light the traveller’s way. Bushes rustled from the rough wind’s blow. A small, wooden figured house was just visible in the distance. The traveller made the horse gallop towards it.

When he reached the house, all the windows were smashed, a large chunk of wood was missing from the door and paint was chipped. The traveller knocked on the door. There was no reply. All was silent. So the traveller smote on the door again, there was still no reply. There was creaking from loosened planks of wood and he knew someone was in there.

He smote upon the door even louder. It was all still silent. The traveller was really annoyed. He was about to bang on the door really loudly when……………. ……………… all was silent.

All that was left was his horse munching on the grass.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Georgia from gorsey bank primary
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 15:30:42

    I realy like your discription! To make it even better you could include a wider range of punctuation!


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