Children often ask me where I get my ideas from. I usually say the world. Ideas just come to me like little flocks of birds. Little starting points jump out at me.
This poem I wrote fits our Winter theme this week. It was the most amazing sight! Maybe you can have a go at a cloud poem for the Winter challenge. Where to send it is below!
Today at the beach
I saw a skinny cloud
sticking its long skinny head
up like a periscope, as though
it wanted to see over the Tasman Sea
to Australia, and see what all
the other clouds were doing
and to see (most especially)
if any other cloud
knew how to look like
a long skinny periscope!
DEADLINE for your Winter-Poem Challenge: Thursday June 12th
Send to email@example.com. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Winter-Poem challenge.
I will post my favourites and have a book prize for one poet (Year 0 to Year 8).
Today the beach was gleaming in its winter light
the sun had just poked its eye over the hills and
I was the only one running into the picture postcard
Happy days running on the beach with my extra long winter shadow. AND I have had happy days reading all your story poems and I am just about to post them in a few batches (after I hang out the washing!). I only picked some to post but I loved reading them all.
Do try more challenges! You may not have got picked this time, but you will get picked one day!
Do add a comment to your favourite poems I post! It will make that child’s day.
I love going to the beach early. Will I still swim in June? The water is definitely brbrbrbr colder but not too cold! Check out my poem and my photos. The sun had only just come up when we got back as you can see in the photo. Check out my challenge below.
Dark when you start running
and you hear the slap lap of the lagoon,
light when you get back
and see oyster catchers flying.
ps That’s our dog Mollie!
If you want to try a winter poem send to me by June 12th (I will do another Winter Challenge next week and give you some tips). Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, age, year and name of school. You can include the the name and email of your teacher. I will post my favourites and a book prize for one! Say it is for the Winter Challenge.
I thought it would be fun to make a soup poem where you put all your favourite winter things in it — just like you do when you are making soup.
So you could put what you like to wear
and what you like to eat
and what you like to do
and where you like to go
and give it a good stir.
Cook it slowly on the stove
until you have a soup poem!
Or you could write a soup poem
and put in things you would like to eat
so it really is a soup poem!
I like onions and peas
and pumpkin and parsley
in my winter soup,
but Georgia likes
kumara and red hot chilli.