When I was at Kids for Books in Hamilton I got this great book, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems, selected by the wonderful Paul B Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
You know how much I L O V E short poems.
Short poems are the sweetest thing.
They can be funny.
They can shimmer and shine with a picture.
They can chime with music.
Every word must be just right!
My challenge: Try writing a very short poem. No more than 14 words. I won’t read it if it is a single word over!
DEADLINE for your Short-Poem Challenge: Monday 15th September
Send to email@example.com. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Short-Poem challenge.
I will post my favourites and have a book prize for some poets.