Poetry Box bubble time: Pass the Poem

 

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by Sofia Glucina (aged 7)

 

The Cloud Birds

 

In the leafy tree

where the cloud birds roost

a thread of song curls through the breeze.

 

Balanced on my branch, I feel the forest breathe

as every shadow of the day falls dappled through the canopy,

the crispy twigs, the leaves like lace,

hands intertwined in another time.

 

The great tree is a cradle, a refuge for the lost,

and in that high sky-climbing tree, that sunlight-seeking, reaching tree,

the cloud birds sing of rainbow rains.

 

in order of lines: Paula Green, Elena de Roo, Bill Nagelkerke, Amber Moffat, Ben Brown, Philippa Werry, Renee Liang, David Eggleton, Sacha Cotter, Paula Green

 

 

 

My pass the poem activity for you all

I thought it would be fun to play pass the poem. Like when you draw a head, fold the paper and pass it to the next person and they add a body to the neck.

So  I wrote the first line and then each poet passed it onto the next poet until it got back to me!

It was fun. Like opening a parcel.

 

You might like to play pass the poem.

1. Get your friends or family to say yes.

2. Work out the order.

3. Pass the poem from one person to the next as the poem grows. So person number 3 will see the first two lines!  Person 4 will see the first three liens and so on.

4. Pick a title.

5. Get someone to illustrate it.

 

You could borrow one of my starter lines if you like:

 

A snail slides and slips

 

On a blue day   (or pick a colour)

 

Wild wild wind

 

The dancing fish

 

On my scooter whizzing

 

The zip zang bird

 

Inside the secret box

 

It’s started raining cats and dogs

 

The moon in the sky

 

The whole family

 

Our cat is grey

 

Wouldn’t it be fantastic

 

Or make up your own!

 

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put PASS THE POEM challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it

don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)

 

There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.

 

You can also try:

Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble

My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem

My thank our supermarket workers challenge

Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge

Listen to me read my poem Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge

Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge

Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge

Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges

Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges

 

 

 

 

kia kaha

keep well

keep imagining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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