Poetry Prompt #8

This one is going to be interesting to work on.

Australian Children’s Poetry Website

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Get set to create! It’s poetry prompt time. Monday certainly comes round fast, doesn’t it? I’ve been receiving a great response to these weekly creative exercises. Checking my in box is always exciting. What will you come up with in response to this image? I’m sure it will inspire some wonderful poems on all manner of subjects. Don’t forget, if you’ve missed a prompt you can always catch up.

Please email your poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a line or two about your writing process.

Happy writing!

Teena

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Poem of the Day

Loving the prompts at Australian children’s poetry.  The Open Windows inspired me to think of a breeze wishing the windows would open!

Australian Children’s Poetry Website

Outback Afternoon

The breeze coaxes

the windows open:

Windows as large as doors;

Windows as small as Nana’s china blue

dinner plates;

Windows of rainbow coloured glass

covered with trees and angels;

Windows frosted, so you can’t see through them,

textured and light grey.

The breeze beckons the windows open

creak

squeak

knock, knock.

The breeze doesn’t care if they are latched

lifted,

or pushed out

as long as

they open.

The breeze remembers when

windows had no glass

and were just open squares in

the walls and there was no air conditioning.

The breeze knows that some windows

are so clean and clear

that when they are closed

clueless birds fly into them.

Splat!

Whoosh!  Ha, ha!

The breeze chuckles its cooling fresh breath

through open windows

into the outback houses

wishing for the end of summer.

© June Perkins
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #6

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Children’s Poetry

Pearlz Dreaming

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Thank you to all those who have been responding to the Children’s Poetry project call outs on my blogs and social media places. I will get back to you individually as soon as I can.

I have been enjoying hearing about all you do in the cause of poetry for children and youth and some of the dialogue has been so helpful. You are all simply inspiring.

More queries are still welcome ! I think there may well be more outcomes than I anticipated from my initial call out, inspired by everyone’s emails so do watch this space!

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Poetry Prompt #7

Australian Children’s Poetry Website

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Hi everyone, here’s a visual prompt for you this week. What does the image suggest to you? Think yourself back to childhood and let your imagination roam freely. I’m really looking forward to seeing what wonderful poems you come up with … it’s always exciting to check my in box and read the latest submissions. A big thank you to everyone who’s been submitting regularly. Your support for this site is much appreciated.  Please keep your contributions coming in. Send poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a few lines about your writing process.

Happy writing!

Teena

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Searching for Experienced Brisbane Poets Writing for Children

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Image (c) June Perkins

I am looking for:

1) A well published poet for children who likes to talk about the craft of what they do with adults.

2) Someone who is an experienced panel chair, with some background in either poetry or children’s literature or both.

Please note: If you live close to Brisbane that would probably be an advantage, but contact me anyway as I love hearing from those passionate about poetry for children.

Do email if this describes you!

Queries for these possible opportunities close 25th of February (but the earlier you email me the better)

Always interested in representing cultural diversity of Australia as well.

June Perkins  –  gumbootspearlz@gmail.com

Poem of the Day

Continuing responding to the prompts on Australian Children’s Poetry

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  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #5

poetry-prompt-5June said: I liked that the photograph prompt had creatures on it and it inspired me to think of what it must be like for a caterpillar to change its mode of transport when it transforms. I placed this poem over a photograph of a butterfly. I wanted something about the right length so the photograph and words could balance.  It is fun making poem/photograph creations. For playfulness I spelt the word travel out at the end of each line.

I took this photograph at the Botanical Gardens.

As for the last line, my teenage son recently was studying a Dylan Thomas poem so I thought it would be fun to echo some of the lines.

‘Do not go gently into that good night.’

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The Conversation

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Written in Response to Australian Children’s Poetry Prompt 6#

Perhaps this a young adults poem though rather than for children. What do you feel are the themes of this poem and what age group would you share it with? As for the structure, the key to that is the word window. . .

I will keep thinking about the prompt and see if I can create a poem for younger children.

Poetry Prompt from Australian Children’s Poetry

Welcome to the workaday week. Mondays come round quickly don’t they? I hope you’re in creative mood because I’m really interested to see what you come up with in response to this week’s poetry prompt. There are so many possibilities. Thanks to everyone who has so enthusiastically embraced these weekly prompts. Your contributions to this […]

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I love poems – Readilearn

Great post Norah. Sharing it on my Ripple Poetry blog.

Norah Colvin

I love poems. Children do too. Poetry is a great way of introducing children to the joy of language, as well as to features such as rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, similes and metaphors. What is taught through poetry can be as simple or as complex as required by the ages of the children or your teaching purpose.

One of the great benefits of teaching young children through poetry is the fun aspect. It’s enjoyable for teachers and students alike and, when children innovate on poems to create poems of their own, very motivating.

With St Valentine’s Day not far away it is timely to read and write love poems. One of my favourite poems for writing with young children is based on the traditional camping song I love the mountains. I was taught the poem by the amazing literacy educator Bill Martin Jr at a reading conference in the 1980s…

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Poetry Prompt #5

I’ve been working on this prompt. Love the photograph!

Australian Children’s Poetry Website

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Get set to create! It’s poetry prompt time. Monday certainly comes round fast, doesn’t it? I received a great response to last week’s Back to School prompt, with most poets going for a fun take on life in the classroom. What will you come up with in response to this photo? The traveling duo made me smile during a recent family visit to the zoo. I’m sure the picture will inspire some wonderful poems about travels, transport and journeying together. Don’t forget, if you’ve missed a prompt you can always catch up.

Please email your poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a line or two about your writing process. NOTE THE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS. 

Happy writing!

Teena

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