Poems from Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop

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Paula with Sophie, Sylvie and Maddie

 

On Friday afternoon (Poetry Day!) I spent a glorious 90 minutes with some children (and adults and librarians) writing poems at the Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop in Auckland.

It was such a delight making poems in the air and on the page I wanted to share a few with you.

Thanks to Helen and Mary for afternoon tea and flowers and a chance to make poetry with children.

 

From Sophie aged 9

 

My Cat

My lazy cat loves to sleep

she loves drinking orange juice

she adores her birthday because of

her cake!

She is a fat cat.

 

Lego

Different colours of bricks

Instruction manuals

SO MANY BAGS!

SO MUCH PRESSURE!

 

The Moon

The shiny moon

not there in the day moon

pretty moon

shimmering moon

 

 

From Sylvie age 6

 

The Cat

Calm

cat

old

cat

lazy

cat

fluffy

cat

black cat

kind

cat

jumping pouncing

mysterious cat cute

The moon

Controlling the tide moon

generations old moon

moving moon

big moon

glinting moon

welcoming moon

 

Doll’s House

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From Maddie aged 5

 

Cat

Crazy cat

scratchy cat

purring cat

my cat likes to eat meat

Moon

Sparkling moon

supersized moon

yellow moon

Owl

Brown owl

fussy faced owl

energetic owl

cheeky owl

 

 

 

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