Poetry Box June challenge: some favourite FAVOURITE-WORD poems

Daniel L, Age 12, Year 8, Hadlow School

Daniel told me: ‘I went on a word hunt to find crazy words I liked, then made word art with all the words I found.  There were too many! I learnt lots and now have some cool words to add into my writing.  My personal favourite is Erinaceous, which means resembling a hedgehog!  🦔 I am totally putting that into my next story!’

In June I challenged you to go hunting for some favourite words and then put them in a poem.

Our internet and phone went down this week so I am bit late posting these. I have loved hunting for words since I was young. I used to read a dictionary in bed at night with a torch – hunting for words like I was hunting for rare butterflies or stars in the sky.

Thank you so much for taking up my challenge. I am sending a poetry book to Emily, Leo and Mia.

I am sorry not to be able to post all the magnificent poems you sent me but iI can tell you loved playing with words.

Do try my July challenge! Posting it today just in time for the holidays.

I have had crazy problems doing this post with my internet cutting out today – if I said your poem would be here and it is not email me!

the poems

Sunday morning

I wake up by the fireplace
With a frozen flower by my side

Caitlin Age 8 Ilam School

Aotearoa


Ruru in a rimu tree

Tūī in a tōtara tree

Kererū in a kauri tree

Wētā in a pōhutukawa tree

Tuatara in a silver fern.

Seb 6, Zoe 7 Westmere School

Oceania 

When you lie on the sand

and look at Oceania,

you feel as calm as the

baby blue sky with marshmallow clouds,

and as green as Mother Nature.

You look at the sky and see your favorite

memories.

Look, they say,

remember your life.

Andrew, Y4, age 8, St Andrews School

School Chaos!

School gets longer every day.

No time to think, no time to play.

homework, chaos, lots of stress

Tension leads to sleeplessness.

When will all this madness cease?

Where is play time? Where is peace?

I’m working, thinking, till I drop.

Give me posters: pause, mute, stop!

Orsa age 11 Westmere School

Trees, Bees

Trees, bees, sitting on my knees. 

Honey, bunny, lying on my tummy. 

Chats, rats, tall feathery hats.

Judge, fudge, a grubby little smudge.

Stripes, swipes, different types.

Brave, cave, a large crashing wave.

Yellow, mellow, hear the whale bellow.

Rhyme, time, hear the clocks chime.

Table, fable, horses in the stables.

Trees, bees, sitting on my knees.

Emily C   Age: 10  Westmere School

Loopy drums

Loopy drums six triple flip
Loopy drums six triple flip
Loopy drums six triple flip
Loopy drums six triple flip

Leo, age 7, Ilam School

The words that make a poem

Wild roars, growls and stomps. Amazing feathers soar in the blue sky. Raindrops drip down buildings. Honey sweet like candy melts in my mouth. Trees sway in the cold breeze. Leaves flow with the wind and land to take a breath. My heartbeat pounds as I run faster thud thud thud. Bees buzz around marigold, lavenders and sunflowers. The sun reflects on my clear window it shines the gold in my eyes. Words whizz round in my head they come out one by one creating a poem. The tūī calls from the pōhutukawa tree. The light sky falls and turns dark the sun is gone the moon has come it’s dawn.

Mia, Selwyn House School

Sunset in Rotorua

The Skua sleeping on the setting SUN.

I am sleeping on the warm SAND.

DREAMING about an unpolluted BLUE SEA.

SMILE in the darkness of the NIGHT.

Isabelle Age 9. Y4, St Andrews Prep

Words

I like ALL types of words,

fun words, cool words, new words

These are some rhyming words…

I turn right 

and get a big fright

Then I see a kite 

I think it’s going to

get some height!

I go to the mall 

and see some balls 

But then there was

a great big fall!

Snickersnee found a pea 

His friend wanted to see

but snickersnee disagreed.

Collywobbles

played some Boggle

And then he blew

a great big bubble

Hullaballoo

meet a baboon

Mr baboon ate some bamboo

Then Hullabaloo 

found a balloon

But the balloon found the bamboo

and went right through!

Lily Age: 10  Westmere School

Victoria, Year 5, age 9, Selwyn House School

Forest Scene

Tūī dancing

Forest damp

Magnificent bellbird

Sunny years

Rain is falling

Fantail calling

Jessie Age 7 Year 3. St Andrew’s College

Aotearoa


Ruru in a rimu tree

Tūī in a tōtara tree

Kererū in a kauri tree

Wētā in a pōhutukawa tree

Tuatara in a silver fern.

Seb 6, Zoe 7, Westmere School

Turtles Tacos Bananas

Turtles turn into tacos, tacos turn into turtles,

bananas turn into tacos and tacos turn into pizza

Oofanada pizza, oofanada tacos, oofanada bananas!

The enormous turtle squashed a car

Banana, Banana, Banana split

Benjamin Age 8, Year 3, St Andrew’s College

Helicopter

The helicopter made 

a loud sound as it 

flew past the big

glowing moon.

It flew above

the sea and past 

the ginormous

mountains.

The sea called slowdown

slowdown.

William, age 9, St Andrews School

Amazing Words

Ripple,trickle,white pebbles, rushing water,waves crashing

Crispy, crunch,munch,smooth, adventurous

Hunting hiding mining grinding 

elegant,dramatic, beat,rhythm,jubilant 

Bang,tang,sweet treat

Maia, Age-10, Fendalton Open-Air School

My Heart of Words

I stare at the words.

Fat, cat, mat, splat.

The words swirling around me.

Scratch, match, patch.

Forming my heart.

Man, can, fan, van.

My heart of words.

Cure, tour, your.


Mia C, Age 11, Year 7, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School

Forest Scene

Tūī dancing

Forest damp

Magnificent bellbird

Sunny years

Rain is falling

Fantail calling

Jessie Age 7 Year 3 St Andrew’s College

Sky

Across the moonlit horizon, 

horses gallop endlessly 

following a train 

of silver clouds

On my canvas of the sky

A breeze fuels my imagination

carrying it miles 

over the Earth. 

The people of Earth, 

so deceivable 

to the wind and the clouds


The horses gallop on.

Grace, 12 years old, Y7, Selwyn House School

Sunset in Rotorua

The Skua sleeping on the setting SUN.

I am sleeping on the warm SAND.

DREAMING about an unpolluted BLUE SEA.

SMILE in the darkness of the NIGHT.

Isabelle Age 9, Year 4, St Andrews Prep

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