The haiku journey to 200 verses continues – modified form to make it nineteen syllables wherever possible.
‘Release me,’ said the soul
as if it were a bird
and the divine spirit heard
Bird song become
notes of prayers and lost ones longing for
the future boat’s arrival.
No.7 and 8 in the Journey 200
You can see other poems in this journey HERE
Lost and found vision
the ibis dreams her feather’s quest
equality has two wings
Lost and found visionary
ibis dreams her feather’s journey
a feathers potential to be
wing, pen or symbol
(c) June Perkins, Words and Image
No 2. in the Quest to 200.
Do I count this as three? 4 achieved in the quest to 200.
My Response to the River Prompt of Australian Children’s Poetry Blog
Three Trips Down the River
I – A Bed Time Story
Rainforest children fall
Into green dreams
Embracing nature’s eyes
Releasing their love for salmon.
II- Night Time Wishing
In my heart for
Visions of night fishing with Poppy
Evenings of searching for the perfect spot
Remembering our smiles at my first catch.
III – The Franklin
Revealing wild rivers
In the journeys they inspire
Visions for tourist and visitors
Entranced by nature’s eyes
Recipes are made for protective renewal.
June said: I wanted to work with the idea of three ways to think about the river: Prompt #19.
This is one I will tackle this week!
Hi everyone. Let’s get creative. 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 site are much appreciated, so please keep them coming. Remember, if you’ve missed a prompt you can catch up later. And if you have other poems for children, feel free to submit them. They can be previously published as long as you retain the rights. Send submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a Word or Text document attachment and add a line or two about your writing process.
Yesterday I was so happy to see Magic Fish Dreaming illustrator, and creative sister Helene.
We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating to work on a couple of special library workshops sharing the process of creating magic fish dreaming the book as well as encouraging children to imagine, create, draw and write.
It was so much fun planning the workshop! What a great chat!
Time passed so quickly.
We now a have a plan but will also respond to the wonderful input of the children and make sure they have lots of fun and opportunities to create.
The lovely Helene signed some more books for me, so on the24th of June when I do my next book signing at Mary Ryans Milton, you can pick up a book signed by both of us!
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Junior reviewers for Magic Fish Dreaming
It is always a treasure to hear back from the junior readers who this book is written for.
This month we have had three junior reviews and one class review in for Magic Fish Dreaming.
We would love to hear from any of our readers, but particularly our younger readers.
Thanks so much to:
Rochelle 5 stars, loved learning about the people and animals and ‘gecko’s dance’ and ‘discovering magic’
Barry 5 stars, magic and fun, liked ‘giggle poems’ and ‘pond pests’
Class 5 who overall gave the book a 4 stars rating.
Matilda My favourite poem in the collection is called ‘Rain song,’ about the rain moving across the land and affecting banana towns, cassowaries, and fields of sugar cane. I liked the sense of movement. Read her review in full at Alphabet Soup
Thank you to the bloggers of Junior Book…
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