Every Friday I have been posting poem themes on my adult blog NZ Poetry Shelf. It has been such fun hunting for poems to match a theme. Next Friday the theme is breakfast so I thought it would be cool to see what breakfast poems you can come up with.
TOP TIP: Don’t send me the poem the day you write it. Look at it one more time another day.
SECOND TOP TIP: Listen to your poem.
I will read all the poems at the end of the month, write you a letter back, pick some to post, and pick a few children to send a poetry book.
what you love to EAT and DRINK for breakfast
the best breakfast you have ever had
the worst, the most surprising, the most disastrous
where and when you have eaten breakfast you have loved (beach, overseas, up a mountain, by a river, in the forest at Gran’s, in a spaceship, when the sun comes up, on a plane or train, in the show, in the heat, in a cafe, in your very own kitchen ……….. ). Find words to make the pace come alive!
what you do when you eat breakfast
stick to the truth
hunt for words that make TASTE buds POP
hunt for eating VERBS
tell a breakfast story
make a word pattern using breakfast words
make a breakfast picture poem
small poems are glorious
longer poems are glorious
wide poems are glorious
thin poems are glorious
short lines are cool
long lines are cool
medium lines are cool
Have fun young poets!
Deadline: 29th July
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include: name, age, year, name of school or homeschooled
Don’t forget to put BREAKFAST POEM in subject line so I don’t miss it
I will post some favourites near end of month and have a few books to give away
I read all the poems at the end of the month and get back to you then