Clouds kites cats rain tui and a morepork make poetry at Te Aro School

Today I visited the North Island winner of The Third Fabulous Poetry Competition — Te Aro School on The Terrace in Wellington. I had a fabulous day working with all the students. Four sessions of interactive poetry and words were sparking. I really loved working with you all. Thank you!

Here some of the poems we made up together:

Year 2 to 4

Clouds

Like mashed potatoes
white pom-poms
clouds making shapes
fluffy candy floss.

Like sheep running across
the sky, smooth and milky
marshmallows drifting.

The Kite

From Wellington to Auckland
floating drifting sprinting
moving side to side

Rainbow kite
whistling, flipping to France
flapping wings.

Floating island to island
pink bows springing upwards
twisting turning drifting.

Years 1 and 2

Rain

Cold rain
see-through rain
rain soaks
the rain goes on the ground
hailing rain
rain goes sideways
rain drips
rain spits
rain makes mud
heavy rain
pitter patter rain.

Little Snow

My cat likes to sleep in a box boat
my cat likes to sleep in a T Shirt
my cat likes to sleep in a basket

My cat eats sardines
my cat sets fish
my cat eats cat food

My cat jumps
my cat scratches the curtains
my cat sleepwalks.

Year 3 and 4

Tui

Small sleek
slick quirky chirpy
lowering, highering
white necked, sharp eyed DJ
slipping, zipping, dipping
ocean blue, fast
musician.

Anifables

The aliwhale likes
climbing trees.

The morphin flies
in the sea.

The monkig likes
killing fleas.

The liondog
chews bones.

The snicker likes
to eat worms.

The sharkigator walks
on land.

The cathog likes
to roll in mud.

The pigwolf
licks up sand.

The zegar
likes to pounce.

Years 7 and 8

Morepork

Vicious local
on the hunt,
floating feathered wings
brown cloak,
perching on trees,
round eyes
light up the night.

(We experimented with all kinds of last lines to change the mood of the poem. It was fascinating.)

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