I made a huge list of challenges for the summer holidays for you all. I have picked these three poems to post. I will send the poets a book prize. Congratulations.
Sweet or Sour
A rose is sweeter than a thorn
but a thorn is sharper than a rose.
The moon is paler than the stars
but the stars are brighter than the moon.
A pillow is softer than a brick
but a brick is stronger than a pillow.
Soft pillow, strong brick
bright stars, pale moon
sharp thorn, sweet rose.
With each strength brings a weakness
with each weakness brings a strength.
by Ewen, aged 11, Year 7, Cobham Intermediate School, Christchurch
(Write a poem with no rhyme)
The Humming Bird
‘Hum’ goes the soft beat of the
humming bird’s wings in the
cool dusk air.
‘Humm, squawk, squawk’
the funny little creature makes weird
noises out of its long orange beak
as it glides home to its family.
by Xanthe, year 8 aged 12
Kirkwood Intermediate, Christchurch
(challenge write a poem about a bird)
Oil Spill at Poem Bay
Gliding like a bird in the wind
Night now rules like a King on his throne
He covers the sea black
The king rises a black shape that the boat cannot see
The sun has awoken shooing the dark king away
Everything is light, except one thing.
The deep blue sea has transformed into a black trap
A pottle of ink a dead sea of ashes
by Freja, aged 9, Year 6 Karori West School Wellington