We have been reading poetries in English class. My favourite poetry was Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith. There are several reasons why I like this poetry. This one is really short and easy to read. There are some vocabularies that I did not know. For example, larking and chap. Later I found out what they mean, and it was easier to understand. This poetry is about a dude who liked to joke around. Then he was drowning and his friends thought he was joking around again and thought he was waving instead. When I was reading this poem, I could imagine a guy drowning and friends thinking that he is joking around.