I had such a fun afternoon! I got to hang out with some wonderful young poets at New Lynn Library.
We read some poetry by Laura Ranger and talked about how she uses poetic comparisons to create interesting images in the reader’s mind. The writers came up with some great poetic comparisons of their own. Here’s a few by talented 10 year old writer, Oleg.
The grass is waving as if it is changing into the ocean.
Anger is an enemy.
Happiness is a feeling of freedom.
I particularly love Oleg’s first image! We talked about how poetry is a bit like painting. If you shut your eyes and listen to a great line, like Oleg’s, you’ll see lots of pictures in your head.
The poems below have some wonderful images in them…
We were inspired by these two poems by Laura. The first one is a bit cheeky!
We created our own poems about things we’d like to get rid of…
We wrote about things we like too…
I’d like to say a big thank you to Lois and the New Lynn Library for hosting us. We had so much fun!