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.