Our dog Molly waiting to go running on the beach!
Happy Summer Holidays young poets!
Thank you so much for all the poetry that whizzed and somersaulted and danced its way into my email box this year. I adored it!
What a treat to read poems from children all over New Zealand.
To get lovely letters from budding poets.
To send books out to hungry poetry readers.
Poetry Box will be back in poetry action in February (even though I am writing my BIG book!).
I will have some new challenges
over summer you might like my NOTEBOOK POEM CHALLENGE
to keep a poetry
with little poems big poems
skinny poems fat poems
funny poems sad poems
poems with endings that snap or sparkle
you might find inspiration
in the sky or the sea
out the window through the door
down the sand dunes
along the river
down the street
in a box
in your imagination
…. NO RULES! what fun!
If you like, you could copy your favourite pages to send me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Put NOTEBOOK POEMS in subject line please.
Or post: PO Box 95078, Swanson, Waitakere 0653
I will have some gorgeous new notebooks to give out.
Include your name, age, school. Deadline: February 1st
I am going to spend summer reading and writing and running on the beach (at long last!) and eating fruit and veggies from our garden -and watching movies. And hanging out with my friends and family. A summer to look forward to.
and here’s me when I was little and already a very BIG fan of books!
Molly and Aggo are now the best of friends and Aggo thinks she is a dog I am sure. Charlie is inside sleeping on a cushion or my hat or my coat (just like in the poem!). And Molly will need swimming lessons every day this summer just like in my poem.
Keep poems floating