Milly is eating red
For breakfast she is
Devouring red she
Can hardly wait to
Eat this red look at
That red disappear
She is red inside with red
her plate is white
where did all that red
Listen to Richard read the poem:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this red poem by Richard Langston and thought it would be very cool to have some colour poems on the blog. Check out my colour ideas below.
Richard is a poet and an award winning journalist (TV, print and radio). He has won TV Current Affairs reporter twice.
Poetry Box activities:
Pick a colour.
Write down everything that pops into your head when you think of that colour.
Make a poem – it might be a word patter, funny, something that happened to you, a memory, a little story.
Make a drawing or painting mostly using that colour.
Make prints with your colour using a potato or your hands or anything you can find.
Make your colour out of something you can find in kitchen or garden. What can you do with the colour you make?
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
please include your name age and name of school
don’t forget to put NAME OF 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. I will have at least one book to give away each Friday.
You can also try these Poetry Box activities:
Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan’s magnificent videos and The Bomb activities
write or draw something for your favourite library or bookshop
Listen to Ashley (8) read: try my dinosaur, pets and swip swap challenges
Have fun with SOUNDS, muck around with WORDS
Listen to Amelia (8) read 3 poems from The Treasury and try my activities
Listen to Philippa Werry read her poem and try her simile challenge
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Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!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