When I turned from literary poet to children's poet this avenue to send my work was the most obvious. Jonathan Shaw was the editor then and what an encourager he was!
I wrote poems about simple happenings in nature with a quirky twist, to longer poems about Gold, cows and even a prose poem "A Ute picnic."
Many went on to form the basis of my early poetry collections.
|I think 'Magical Moment' sums up my voice in terms of writing for children- there are sudden glorious moments to savour in everyday life and these make tiny burnished gems of poems.|
|The great Kim Gamble illustrated many of my poems over the years.|
|A recent poem illustrated by Anna Bron|
Illness in the past year has kept me from writing, but this year I am delving into my early note books and rejigging or finishing fragments of poems written many years ago as well as writing new fresh lines.
I also like the absurd and humour in writing for children and what better than cows to highlight their
exquisite and infuriating habits.
|Thanks to Kerry Millard for depicting such mischievous cows!|