What a feast of breakfast poems arrived in my email box in the month of July. I loved the way I could almost smell them, taste them on my tongue. Such scrumptious popping detail Such imaginations leaping. Such humour. These poems made me hungry!
Thanks for trying my challenge everyone. This is not a competition but I do like to give a few books away. So I am sending a copy of my book Groovy Fish to Harry S (Fendalton School), Ameila B (Haswell School), Mia B (Owhiro Bay School) and Sophia L (Westmere School).
On Monday August 2nd I am posting my August challenge. Do try it.
AND – exciting news! I have designed a cool poetry idea guide for Primary Schools for National Poetry Day and I am posting a link to that on Monday too!
I grab a plate for me and the moon
And flip the pancakes for me & the sun
But nothing compares
To breakfast with mum
Harry S, age 9, Fendalton School
Boiled milk waiting waiting in the pan
Racing my sister to breakfast
Eating my toast with glee
Acting calm, but in a rush
Kicking my way through the foliage littering my room
Frantically packing my bag
Asking for the boiled milk (that is now cold) before…
Skidding out the door
Amelia B, 11 years old, Halswell School
Like a Flavour Explosion!
Sizzle and crack from dainty bacon on the frying pan,
Velvet maroon colour darkening,
Mouth watering smell intensifying.
Flavour-full golden yolk oozing,
Cream coloured water splattering into a glass.
Toast well cooked,
Peach colour dark.
Crunch! Slurp! Nibble! Chew!
Mia B, Year 5 and 6, Owhiro Bay School
Breakfast by the Sunrise
Breakfast by the sunrise
The trees whispering to each other
The fantails peck the crumbs of my plate of toast with crunchy bacon
The taste of banana pancakes, yum yum
The wind as fast as a cheetah but still lovely
I never want to leave the forest
Jessie W, Age 7, Year 3, St Andrew’s College
Wrong time alarm clock
Crunch up two weetbix,
Scattered in the bowl.
Plop! Plop! The last milk,
dropping through the hole.
Can’t bother, drop of sugar, then a halt,
realizing that I just put in salt!
Leilani, Year 5 and 6, Owhiro Bay School
Pancakes are so yummy
Sliding down into my tummy
Drizzle drizzle drip
Goes the Maple Syrup
Fresh berries go squish in my mouth
Then I wash it all down with sweet Apple Juice
Denzel G, 9 Years Old, Year 5, Sandspit Road School
My eyes shock to the size of breakfast bowls as they take in the buffet
Looking at all the offerings, I have to yell “Hooray!”
For there are towering stacks of toast
With the pastries and hotcakes I like the most
Fruit everywhere, from melons to grapes
Beckons beside the most delicate crêpes
Tiny boxes of cereal, tumbled in a pot
Eggs upon eggs: scrambled, omlettes… the lot!
Marmalade, jam, butter and honey
Simmering syrups to make things more yummy
Dumplings and and salmon and cold meats and cheese
Even curries and rices to choose if you please
All the coffee (and the tea)
I can’t really believe what I see!
When I let my greedy gaze stretch far
It fixes on the fabulous fruit juice bar!
Now I regret guzzling pink guava juice
I’m starting to feel a little loose
Of the great buffet breakfast I have to say…
I think I ate too much food today
Daniel L, Age 12, Year 8, Hadlow School
BEST. BREAKFAST(s). EVER.
Grampie’s fluffy bread, crispy crust and stretchy goodness, plus that butter melting,
10th birthday pancakes with cake to follow, (the way back was me groaning and sticking my head out of the car window)
Buffet at Mt Cook village (some people had breakfast dessert! Mum didn’t approve),
Grandpa’s yummy porridge, filled to the brim with Scottish heritage,
Dad’s award-winning cloud-like pancakes,
Bread, Birthday, Buffet, Porridge and Pancakes.
Juliet Y, Year 6, Halswell School
These things happen at
The worst breakfast
Fire alarm screeching
This bad bad bad
Brother in his room for that
Brother will remember that
Mouldy toast is the worst
Deplorable smell kills my nose
I wish this never happened!
Thibault, Year 5 and 6, Owhiro Bay School
Breakfast In The Ocean
I ate breakfast in the warm ocean
fish surrounded me with joy
eating pancakes beyond the shining sun sitting on the soft sand
as soft as a pancake
the coral spikes me
and steals my pancakes away.
Jacob W, age 9, Y4, St Andrew’s College
Breakfast on the Clouds
Hey Seagull, come and have breakfast with me,
I’ve got tea and slimy fish for you.
I have cereal with blueberries and juicy pineapples.
“Yummy! I’ll have fish,” squawked the seagull.
Crunch Crunch went the cereal and splash went the milk.
Bye Bye Seagull, I’ll see you around.
Olivia E, Year 4, age 9, St Andrew College
The splat of oil hitting the pan
drizzling hot syrup like honey fresh and golden
soft pancakes as golden as the sun
melted hot butter yellow like a dandelion
rich chocolate buttons taste like heaven
pancakes are so delicious
I could eat them every day
People tell me ill turn into one
I reckon it’s okay
Chloe E, 11 years old, Year 7, St Andrew’s College
Breakfast is my favourite meal
With all kinds of different foods,
Waffles, pancakes, and yoghurt too
Cereal is what I eat most,
I really enjoy buttered toast
Cornflakes are as crunchy as the morning frost.
Breakfast, breakfast what a wonderful meal.
Crystal C, Age 10, Year 6, Fendalton Open-Air School
Light fluffy pancakes with
Runny maple syrup
Crunchy granola with creamy yogurt
Sweet raspberry jam spread across thick beige toast
Crispy salty bacon and soft squishy eggs
All these things are delicious breakfast
Maia W, Age-10 Year 6, Fendalton Open-Air School
My Life Is Breakfast
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day
I agree- it would be the only meal if I had it my way
Breakfast is ethereal, pancakes and waffles galore!
Oh my distress if I digress, for who could want anything more?
You’re meant to have one stomach, I disagree, I have three
They give me enough room to store all the breakfast just for me!
All the caverns, crannies, and hallways, I will love breakfast always!
All the caverns, crannies, and hallways store all the breakfast that can be.
Oh, and that magical delight
To wake up to that special sight
I am euphoric to that special smell
Good lord, mother makes breakfast well!
To galivant down to the table laid out
I am frivolous, so happy I could scream and shout!
The gargantuan amounts are ephemeral, they’ll be gone fast
Oh, after all night to get breakfast at last!
Of course there are those sad breakfasts
Eating just a slice of bread or two
I will not acquiesce, for a couple bowls of cereal
Is barely enough to feed a few
On these days, my misery is ineffable and cannot be contained
I make a cacophony of wails and weeps and get on my knees and say
“Oh, the betrayal, I will never recover!”
I will wallow and ask why I’m being draconically punished by my mother!
She’ll say “Oh, just haven’t got the groceries yet”
“Go ask your dad, he’ll go get them, I bet”
If he declines, I’ll say, what a miserable day!
That’s it I’m packed, I’m running away!
Why do they not see that I’m upset?
They better watch out, they’re in serious breakfast debt!
I am no longer benevolent, for I can’t live without food
No, for I am always in the breakfast mood
Arshiya T, age: 11, Year: 7, Queen Margaret College
Oh no! Not oatmeal
Even slugs would be better
Please don’t make oatmeal!
Violet C, Age 8 ,Westmere School
Pancakes for Breakfast!
Perfect amount of maple syrup
A tasty birthday surprise
Nicely topped off with a teaspoon of raspberries
Cautiously I taste my amazing masterpiece
An astonishingly sweet flavour
Knife sounds fill the lounge
Every plate is licked clean
Super morning snack!
Clara G Age 8 Westmere School
I see the crinkled shapes outlining the soft yolk.
I hear the sizzling of the egg on the greasy pan
I smell the scrumptious scent of the buttery egg
I feel the jiggly texture of the warm egg
I taste the saltiness of the soy sauce
I love eggs for breakfast!
Sophia L, age 8, Westmere School
Placed on my plate
Sizzling like a pancake.
Actually…It was a pancake!
Not as hot as I expected
But it was still a pancake!
Ethan M, Age 8, Westmere School
Bacon and fish, is such a splendid dish (although no-one would really eat bacon and fish…)
Raspberry pancakes, stacked on plates
Eggs on toast, is what we love the most
A vast bowl of yoghurt, topped with honey and berries
Kebabs from last night, don’t worry they’re still nice
Fantastic fruit laid out on a plate, they’re so very juicy, I really can’t wait
Amazing crumpets pop out of the toaster, spread some butter and it’s a food roller coaster.
Silly-billy sausages will be very very yum
That’s all for breakfast. Do you want some?
Tui C-R, Age 9 Westmere School
Breakfast was here!
Raw meat, or as I like to call it, prosciutto!
And I devoured it like Godzilla,
then Dad said,
“Wow! I need to buy more!”
Jack S Age 7 Westmere School
My beautiful breakfast
Light buttery pancakes with a sticky drizzle of maple syrup and carefully decorated with an arrangement of berries. My knife slowly slides through the fluffy pancake, my fork dives into the soft cake. I dip it into a pool of syrup and finally, I spoon it into my dry mouth. As soon as it touches my mouth it melts into a puddle of gooey heaven. It trickles down my throat as I swallow this amazing delicacy. I take a gulp of my freshly squeezed orange juice. My life is finally complete.
Holly Sibson age 11, Year 7 Selwyn House School
Yum yum I say as I bite into my croissant
Crumbs go everywhere
I sip on my orange juice
The thick orange juice trickles down my throat
Next, I bite into my perfectly cooked waffles
Crunch crunch go the waffles inside my mouth
This is like a big feast but much much better
Jody, Age: 9, Selwyn House
I really do hate to BOAST
But I just made DELICIOUS French toast.
Mixed two eggs so NICE and round
Fried the BREAD till it was brown.
Put on a plate so NICE and NEAT
Poured on the SYRUP, oh so SWEET.
Made a TREAT that can’t be beat.
A pat on the back for such a feat
I now sit down and EAT and EAT.
Orsa X, age:11 Westmere School
Bug bix for breakfast
What a disgust.
Eating them whole
Just ruins my bowl.
Bug bix oh bug bix
What a disgust!
They really taste like
Everything I dislike.
Bug bix oh bug bix
What a disgust!
It makes my face turn green.
A great meal for halloween.
Bug bix oh bug bix
What a disgust!
Lily E Age : 10 Westmere school
A fruity, juicy scrumptious drink
That can be easily made in just a blink.
A punch of fruit, spills down my throat
Like the big, cold waves underneath a boat.
Milk, mixed berries, bananas and more
Oops! I spilled some on the floor!
Eve M Age: 10 Westmere School
Mushrooms on Toast
A yucky smell throughout the air…
What could it be? Oh dear Oh dear!
Mushrooms on toast
I hate it the most
Oh so disgusting
It’s like everything green
This definitely isn’t our normal routine!
Emily C, Age: 10 , Westmere School
Goes the mixture in the pan,
I can smell the wonderful delight,
I would always put up a fight…
For my pancakes.
Crispy brown, golden nice,
But not one slice,
Of a banana, or anything other,
No syrup, no cream,
Nothing on my pancake, is my dream,
Only on weekends, I’m aloud to eat,
Pancakes are really supreme.
Paddy D age: 11 Westmere School
One morning I woke up, to the sun on my face
And from that one fact, I’ll have a great day,
But then the sky grew dark and I started to cry
But what was the reason for this, and why?
The sky changed color and my tears smeared away,
I got out of bed to go out and play.
Dad walked along with a glass of hot tea,
Maybe he had something special for me?
“Go get some breakfast, I’ve got a surprise,
Bacon and eggs with a side of fries”
A truce had been made right here in this space,
I finished my food. with a smile on my face.
Fletcher R, age 10, Westmere School