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In 2008 I was asked to be the visiting poet for National Poetry Week.  My one-off visit was so popular, the school asked me to stay on for a few more weeks – the students enjoyed discovering poetry.

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I wrote this poem in class to demonstrate and encourage them to have a go too and was surprised how many actually got up to read the resulting words.

School Daze

butterfly jumper

Thai yellow shoes

 

rhythm and rhyme

gave us the clues

 

words with a reason

passionate hues

 

snapshots of feeling

images in blue

 

it takes real talent

possessed by few

 

to write something cool

in a couplet or two

 

or a french cinquain

japanese tanka or haiku

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2008

 

We also opened a Poemhunters webpage so students could contribute  poetry with their teacher supervising.

@FrancesMForde  #OceanReefSenHighSchool  #SchoolDaze  #Poetry

 

 

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