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Ella reads a TERRIFIC poem at Ranui’s Poetry Day party




On Saturday I went to the poetry party for children in Ranui and my favourite bit was hearing the children at the open mic.

Reading your poems out loud in front of an audience is such a fun thing to do.

I think  I am inspired to plan an occasion to celebrate the reprint of the Treasury in November! Watch this space!

Every word in this poem is pitch perfect.


Here is Ella’s poem. She is from Woodlands Park School, and aged ten:



His eyes are like a green lagoon

His skin is like a midnight tiger

His tail trembles as he hunts in the bush

and afterwards he sleeps in a spiral

his tail curling around him.