Do the Preparation task first. Then go to Text and read the poem or story (you can also listen to the audio while you read). Next go to Task and do the activity.
A Wall in Naples
by Andrew Motion
I have forgotten whatever it was
I wanted to say. Also the way I wanted
to say it. Form and Music.
Perhaps it had something to do with - no,
that's not it. More likely, I should just
look at whatever there is
and fix myself to the earth. This wall,
I mean, which faces me over the street.
Smooth as a shaven chin
but pocked with the holes that scaffolders left
and flicked with an overflow-flag. Which still
leaves pigeon-shit, rain-streaks, washing -
or maybe the whole thing's really a board
where tiny singing meteors strike.
How can we tell what is true? I rest my case.
I rest my case and cannot imagine a hunger
greater than this. For marks.
For messages sent by hand. For signs of life.