Our second November challenge (we had two as it is the last challenge of the year) was to write small poems.
I loved reading these. I loved the way you showed how many different things you can do with a handful of words.
Small poems can be busy or simple.
Small poems can sound good and look good.
I also loved the poems that told little stories.
t h e s e p o e m s
b l e w
m y w i n t e r s o c k s
o f f !
I have picked just a HANDFUL to post but I LOVED them all.
I am sending a copy of The Letter Box Cat to Jack and a book of Laura Ranger’s poems she published when she was a child to Erica.
Tomorrow I will post my poetry challenges for the summer holidays.
h a p p y p o e m d a y s – thanks wonderful young poets!
Rain drives leaves off trees
Blocking drains and causing floods
Puddles become lakes
Gemma L, Age 10, Year 6, Adventure School
Three short poems from Daniel:
We need to protect the sea
Or there will be nothing left to see
Do you see my point
Haiku (my first time doing Haiku – I used the book you sent us J )
The rain lashes down
The region now an island
In a moat of mud
The Big Wet
It rained and rained and rained
And blocked up all the drains
Flooding all around
No one could get to town
But walking in the wet is cool
So I packed my bag and went to school
Daniel, Age 8, Year 3, Adventure School
By Jack F, Age 10, Year 5, Methven School
The pebbles on the cracked brown concrete
rattles as the train comes to a screeching halt
beside the yellow line.
Erica B, Selwyn House School 13 Years Year 8
Playing in the waves
By Ella M, Age 10, Year 5, Methven school
The Golden Castle on an Island
On a sandy island
Makes a rainbow
Like the sun
By Lily P, 7 years old, Ilam School
as old as the stone
in it’s fireplace,
with its warm,
pine tree smell.
Isis W, Selwyn House School, Year 8, Age 13
the clear ocean,
little waves crash on my toes.
Maddie S, Selwyn House, Year 8, 12 Years old
The sun illuminates the the roof of the sea
stretching out towards the coral.
The relaxing hum of the waves
lures me into the water.
Emma C, age 11, Year 7, Selwyn House, Christchurch
Excitedly as I bound up the steps and hug my grandparents,
My other relatives come up the steps.
When we come to my grandparents I look through the back fence.
There’s the neighbour’s dog as usual.
Our visit was as special as my birth.
Xenia, age 9, Fendalton School
Stretches its branches into the sky
It plays with children as they grab its branches
It’s so tough with a mighty heart
Surprising a loud Hack!
And it falls
Down. . .
By: Iris H, Fendalton Open Air School
Triangle, square, circle.
Triangle, square, circle.
In my head, on my paper.
Ysabella H Year 5 Age: 9 Ilam Primary School
The island is as yellow as
an autumn tree.
Fish ride waves at night.
They are nippy hunters.
By Josh P Age 12 Medbury School