I love letting my imagination set sail when I write poems (amidst a thousand other things).
So for October, I challenge you to write a poem with a dollop of imagination.
I suggest letting your poem sit for a few days before you send it to me so you can spot things you might like to improve – or mistakes.
Here are some tips and starting points:
Ask some what if questions. What if I could fly? What if the world were made of broccoli?
Imagine you are a character from a book.
See things in the real world completely differently. A world of tall things. A topsy-turvy world.
Invent some animals as I did in my poem ‘Anifables.’
Write an ordinary poem about ordinary things but then give it an extraordinary ending.
Imagine something strange happens in your back garden.
Imagine you have a secret.
Invent a new food or tree or machine.
Imagine you meet a famous person.
….. or surprise me … with your own imagination l e a p
Hunt for really good detail before you start writing your poem.
Listen to every line.
Test out three very different endings.
Remember to give it a title.
How will you set your poem out?
Hide a surprise in your poem somewhere.
Imagine something that happened in history very differently. Like landing on the moon.
h a v e f u n !
SEND your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE Friday October 28th
Include your name, age, year and name of school. You can include your teacher’s email if you like.
P l e a s e p u t ‘Imagination poem’ in the subject line of your email.
I will pick some favourites to post on the blog and have a book for at least one reader and maybe even a book for a class.
I will post on Monday 31st October.