paint a p o e m p i c t u r e

Some poets like to write poems that fill the reader’s head with pictures.

Give it a go.

Pick something you want to make a picture with words.

You want the picture to grow in the mind of the reader so it is not like my picture poems that make a picture on the page. Tricky!

You could pick the hills you see on the way to school, or the cloudy sky, or the tree in your back garden.

Go hunting for words that tell me what it looks like. You will have to stop and look before you start writing.  Pay attention to everything and hunt for words that show detail. Find REAL detail like a poet detective.

Then write a poem.  Show it to someone and see if they get the picture in their head.

You could write the poem and not say what the thing is.  Or say it at the end.


You can enter this in the Eye-Poem Challenge.

DEADLINE for your Eye-Poem Challenge: Thursday March 27th

Send to Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the eye-poem challenge.

I will post my favourites and have a book prize for one poet.

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