Starting points for bird poems & check out the gannets at Muriwai

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Have you ever seen the gannet colony at Muriwai. It is amazing. You can look right down on the birds squawking and flapping and learning to fly. I like to go every year. This year I will go back and hunt for a poem.

Here are some starting points for bird poems.

Write about a native NZ bird. Have you seen it? Use your experience to help you write the poem.

Write about an exotic bird you have seen somewhere.

Imagine you are sending someone a postcard of the bird. Your poem is the postcard.

Write a poem about your favourite bird.

Write a poem about an unusual bird.

Write a poem about the birds that live in your garden.

Write a poem about the birds that live at the beach.

Write a poem as though you are a particular bird (like a kiwi or a kereru).

Write a poem about a bird you have seen at the zoo.

Write a poem about an endangered bird.

Find a bird poem by someone else. Use the first line of the poem and then make the rest up yourself. Tell me where you borrowed the first line from.

Invent a bird and write a poem about it. Use lots of detail (see my tips yesterday).

 

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