Poetry Box bubble time: Philippa Werry reads her poem ‘Palm Tree’ and sets you a challenge

 

 

 

 

This is a poem that I sometimes take into schools. It’s a simile poem I guess, where you compare one thing to another thing, or lots of other things. I did a series of visits to a school in Featherston where they had some big trees in their school grounds, and I took the students outside so they could choose a tree and think up their own comparisons.

My challenge:

Try writing a poem like this, based on an object that you can find in your house – or maybe in your garden or garage, but somewhere within the “bubble” where you are living.

See how many other things you can compare it to!

I’ve given you some suggestions on the video, but I’m sure you will have plenty of great ideas of your own. Good luck!

Philippa

 

 

Philippa Werry writes for children and young people. She writes fiction, nonfiction, stories, poems and plays, magazines and newspaper articles. Her website here.

 

send to  paulajoygreen@gmail.com

please include your name age and name of school

don’t forget to put SIMILE 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 these Poetry Box activities:

 

Make a memory album or page

Try my lost-wonder challenges and listen Sarah Ell’s new book Lost Wonders!

Loads of MAKING ideas inside and outside

Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat

Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own

Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks

Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things

Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!

Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!

Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem

Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge

Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read

Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library

Try my Pass the Poem challenge with friends and family by phone or email

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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