Happy Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day
There are poetry events all over NZ today. I am in Wellington and going to at least three!
What can you do?
Send a poem to a friend – on a postcard, in an email, by snail mail.
Read your favourite poetry book to someone.
Make up a poem using no more than twelve words. Or no less than fifty!
Talk about a poem that you love in class. Send me a letter about your favouite poem and I will post some. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalk poems in your school playground.
Hang poems in a tree. In your class window.
Tell me what you ar doing for poetry day.
Write a poem together with friends or your class – each take a line. I will post some. email@example.com
here is the poem I wrote when I woke up:
Flying to Wellington (for Gemma and Daniel)
The plane sliced through the cloud
to the bright blue day
I had left my dog sleeping by the fire
the rain pouring like cats and more cats
she is dreaming of seagulls
I am dreaming of a the tiniest
poem in the world,
so tiny an ant could squash it,
but under a microscope
it would glitter