Poetry Bonanza Monday: The wind, the wind, the wild wild wind

What a wild weekend we had. The wind was whipping around our house like a ferocious monster. It seemed to rain and pelt the whole time. For a big chunk we had no power so I had to read by candlelight. Luckily we could light our fire and keep warm.

I did manage to get online for a second and tell you about the Squishy Squashy Bird. Daniel was the first to tell his favourite bird (the kiwi) so I am sending him the book.

I think I stayed awake all Saturday night listening to the whipping wind and reading by candlelight.

It put me in the mood to read wind poems and to send you on the hunt for a popping wind simile.

The wind is still whipping about like a monster so no beach run for me this morning.

Your challenge this week is to write a poem about the wind (see below for more things you can do).


Here are some hints:

1. Collect lots of wind verbs.

2. Collect lots of wind sounds.

3. Collect five wind similes then pick your favourite one or two.

4. Now write your poem.

5. Listen to each line.

6. Try a little bit of repetition.

7.  Try writing a little wind poem with no more than 16 word or so.



Here are some MORE things you do:

You can still review a New Zealand book for me. See here.

You can still interview a New Zealand author. I am posting the first interview this week! See here for details.

Schools can still enter The Fourth Fabulous Poetry Competition. See here.



DEADLINE for your Wind-Poem Challenge: Wednesday June 1st

Send to paulajoygreen@gmail.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 Wind-Poem challenge. Put in the subject line of the email please.

I will post my favourites and have a book for a poet (Year 0 to Year 8).

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