These imagine-a-city poems are full of great imaginative leaps and juicy juicy words.
All these cities are really really different! Thanks to all who sent poems in. Here are some of my favourites.
Thanks to Scholastic I am sending Daniel a copy of the book: Imagine a City by Elise Hurst. It is beautiful. I love the way his poem falls on the page differently. It is a perfect match for the book.
Imagine a City
Imagine a city
where we cannot
we live alone.
We live in silence,
without a word,
but we use the smile
Ewen aged 12, Room 20, Year 7, Cobham Intermediate School, Christchurch
Slushy mud tumbles into the creeks of the farms
Toddlers in gumboots squelch in pools of water
Boys help out with the animals’ appetizing hay
Girls gallop down to the shops with moist fruit
With their horses hooves leaving hoof prints in the gentle grass
Mothers ironing the clothes covered in putrid mud
Fathers working in the ruby barn with all the little ones
Ducks waddling free on the road-less landscapes
The families all work hard in Lucky Hills
But live in the best imaginary land
By Hannah Age: Age 9, Year: 5 Gladstone Primary
Imagine A City
Imagine a City
Where every day is bright and sunny
And everyone thinks of each other
Where people smile and say hello
To anyone in sight
Despite their differences
Where everyone sees they are all the same
Imagine a city called
By Gemma Age 8 Year 4, Adventure School, Porirua
In a town full of blood red sand,
Lives creatures that travelled across the land.
All covered in red,
They weren’t quite what you’d expect.
With arms the size of big tree branches,
And eating people for their lunches.
Humans trembled while the monsters approached,
Because they were the ferocious Martians.
Hellen Gladstone School Y5 age 9
by Daniel Year 1 aged 5 Adventure School Porirua