It was such fun getting the first poems of the year in my mail box. Summer poems! The nights are still steaming hot and I am still swimming at the beach every morning but I can see the first leaves on some of our fruit trees are starting to turn orange and brown.
Thank you for all the summer poems. Here are some of my favourites.
I like the idea of Gemma’s bucket list when buckets are just what you have fun with at the beach. Daniel was very inventive and with the help of his Mum used pictures to end his lines and tell his poem story. Kim‘s poem has sizzling similes perfect for summer and Pearl, Abby and Ewen‘s have sizzling detail. I love the way Jacob and Zara catch the end of summer in their poems. I love the summer mood in Rewiti‘s poem.
Hard to pick but I am sending Rewiti a copy of my book The Letterbox Cat and Other Poems. Congratulations!
Summer is over
I pack summer away
I pack the rosy red roses away
I pack the green leaves away
I pack away the warm air
I pack away the ice-blocks
I pack away the ice-cream
Jacob Age 7. View Road School, Waiuku
Summer is over
I pack away the hot summer
I pack away the wonderful flowers
I pack away the green leaves
We don’t need the sunblock
Time to pack away the tent
We don’t need iceblocks
No more butterflies
Time to pack away singlets and shorts
Summer is leaving
Zara Age 7, View Road School, Waiuku
I can see the wind blowing
The plants swaying across
We went to the beach
The sun danced off the water
I feel the wind rushing across me
I can feel my bag go up and down
as I run home from school
Rewiti Age 8, View Road School, Waiuku
The sun is a sparkling diamond
It is a large yellow sunflower in the sky
The sun is a sizzling barbeque
It is a huge morning star
Kim, aged 10, Russley School
Waking to Summer
Waking to the sun shining ever so brightly
like a beacon in the sky.
Waking to vivid green leaves, sticking to a tree,
showing the way of the wind.
Waking to find your jandals
searching for your feet.
Waking to dry, hot weather
where rain is a distant memory.
Waking to orange leaves dropping down
leaving the wind to pick them up.
A sign that summer will not stay
and Autumn is already on its way.
Ewen W aged 12, Year 8, Cobham Intermediate School, Christchurch
Daniel is Year 2 and aged 6, Adventure School
Lots of fish
Time together with wonderful crew
By Gemma, Age 8, Year 5, Adventure School
Every day’s hot
I love to smell fresh daisies
When I wake up in the morning
I smell honey from the bees
I can hear cicadas clicking
I love listening to the birds chirp
I hear splashing from the pool next door
Running across the burning sand
Splashing in the ocean is refreshing
I feel shells
Rough and smooth
The sun dancing off the ocean
I see fishing boats
Also people swimming
I love summer
It’s the best season ever.
Abby Age 8, View Road School, Waiuku
In my summer there are
In my summer there was
Swimming in the refreshing pool
Running in the emerald grass
Smiles and joy
In my summer there will be
Jumping into clean lakes
Pearl, aged nine, Riverhead School