Now for some favourite poems that got sent in for the camp.
I do want to say a big congratulations to Linda (and I loved your letters!), Fern, Poppy and Isak. I loved reading your poems and I do hope you send more in.
Ella goes to Ohaupo School and sent in a number of terrific poems. I particularly love her moon poems so I am sending her a copy of my book: Macaroni Moon (Random House, 2009). Congratulations Ella, I enjoyed your poems very much indeed. I hope to see more writing from you this year!
A pale goats cheese,
Amongst the ebony sky,
Studded with little pinpricks of quivering light.
At such beauty.
By Ella Ohaupo School Year 8 aged 13
I was so blown away by the poems Monica sent in from Russley School in Christchurch, I am sending her a copy of Macaroni Moon too and a surprise poetry gift. Monica did pretty much every challenge. Here are some of my favourite poems she wrote: ‘Dreaming,’ ‘Moon,’ ‘Goodbye Cleo,’ ‘Mischief,’ ‘Octopus in the Desert’ (and there were many more!). Her poems are funny, surprising, sad, thoughtful and inventive. Congratalations Monica, reading your poems was an absolute treat (put her name in the sidebar and go hunt them out poetry fans!).
cats purring like a motor
pages turning like leaves
Mum sighing like wind
Dad snoring like thunder
wrapper crinkling like footsteps
clouds crying of sadness
me writing this poem
By Monica age 11yrs, Year 6, Russley School