Thankfully my publisher Sarah loves poetry. I know how engaging it is for kids once I read a poem- for example this morning in a little rural school where poetry is dusty, I read 'Alright' a poem about washing machines and lost socks. The children chuckled and interacted- that's what poetry should encourage- dialogue, language and exploration of the world around.
So here's the chance to write a poem:
Note on the door is all about family poems so the challenge is to choose a topic from those below and write a short poem to be eligible for the prize- I have two signed copies of 'Note on the Door' to give away to:
- an adult writing poetry for children
- a poem written by a young person( ie) a child.
And an extra prize of one free lesson from my recent e-course with the Australian poetry centre- poets writing for children- a two layer technique.
The topic:- choose from
- a family note
- a holiday note
- a school note
- a playtime note
Here's an example from my collection:
Writing on a Beach
A stick dipped into the sea's frothy ink,
the wet peppery sand
is a long table to write on.
Footprints are commas,
pearls of seaweed are exclamation marks.
Here comes the tide
erasing, refreshing , recycling.
© Lorraine Marwood
It doesn't have to follow my format-try for free verse. Deadline- Friday 23th September- winners posted on my blog site and website.
Email entry to : firstname.lastname@example.org With the header 'Note on the Door' poetry comp.
Please note Australian residents only for the book prizes, but the sample e-course lesson can be world wide.