When I was at the festival I heard an author from Britain say she liked to write a list of heaps of things she was interested in and then try and put them in a novel. It sounds a bit like a join-the-dots picture as she wanted to link the things up.
I thought it would be fun to write a poem like this. Think of five things you like and then try and put them all in a poem.
I thought of water, chocolate, fountain pen, windows, kereru and then tried writing a poem (see below for my first go). It’s quite tricky but its definitely fun! I had no idea where the poem was going to take off to.
Have a go! Send to paulajoygreen@ gmail.com. Don’t forget your name, age, year and name of school.
When I Was Young
When I was young
the bump on my writing finger
was covered in radiant blue ink
from my fountain pen,
and if I wasn’t careful my words
would end up floating
in a pool of watery blue.
I would look out the window at the kereru
and dream of hot chocolate
(we used to drink cocoa)
and the long walk home
up Maunu Road.