繽Fun英語:Together, We Hide And High!

就政府不同部門的同心抗疫標語Together, We fight the Virus. 為題,學生創作了不同的口語及打油詩並加插搞笑生活情節在創作當中。當中最滑稽的是一個學生苦中作樂,以自我隔離在家中自嘲的短詩。

Together, we hide and high!
COVID-19 makes me home,
Counting days and months alone,
Mum and dad take turns to nag,
Until they make the roof to sag,
One month reads 10 books alone,
My home becomes a boring zone,
Down, down, down into the darkness,
Never forget the void and emptiness.
My Easter bunny is bitter but deep,
And he has promises to keep,
Until then he shall not sleep,
He lies in fridge with ducts that weep.
One afternoon I asked my friends,
“Why don’t we play hide & seek?”
They said we play hide and freak,
Fight the virus with vibe and geek.

這首詩可愛的地方,不是語文上的押韻,是學生在留在家中自學的鬼馬創意。
以往復活節,學生可能會外遊,或有其他戶外活動。今年留在家中其實也有很多有建設的東西可以做,特別欣賞學生在一個月當中閱讀10多本書籍,沒有疫症,如果不是強制在家中,怎樣可以做到呢?

It is not the knowledge itself, but the act of learning; not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. 我暗笑的,不是學生的作品,不是批評他們的語文,而是學生這個學期在家中隔離的時間當中學會自學的好處,真正享受自學的樂趣。

作者:Miss Carol(大專院校語文講師、企業培訓講師及國際英文公開試主考官)