This morning I woke up really early and I thought the light was on outside but it was a big bright moon.
I looked on the internet and I read that poets like to write poems about the moon. It was supposed to be a joke but it’s true.
I love the way when you see one moon you see moons everywhere.
I wondered how many moon poems there are in A Treasury of NZ poetry for Children. It was too cold to count. I remembered Becky, an ex Arrowtown-Primary-School student, has a terrific moon poem in the book.
I looked on the internet again and NZ poet, Rachel McAlpine had just posted a photo of the moon (about 6 am) and said ‘You’re still a supermoon to me.’
I called my last book of poems Macaroni Moon. ‘Imagine if the moon were made of cheese/ and cheese was made of moon.’
I have always loved writing moon poems.
Eat the Moon
The moon in the sky
tastes better than cheddar.
(That’s the whole poem! It’s from Macaroni Moon, Random House, 2009)
Have a go at writing a moon poem or a poem with a moon in it!
DEADLINE for your Moon-Poem Challenge: Monday 18th August
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Moon-Poem challenge.
I will post my favourites from all the Moon-Poem Challenges and have a book prize for a poet (Year 0 to Year