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Winner! And highly commended poems

Well done Rhys Nickerson- a young poet with his note poem about holidays.

 

At the hotel

By Rhys Nickerson


Have a holiday for once at a hotel
On the coast
Tell all your friends
Extra food to eat
Look at the lovely pool!

 

 

And Highly commended poems from the adult section:

 

ON THE CALENDAR by Rebecca Newman

 

On the calendar

Mum jots down everything

and if you look closely

You can find out things

There are the usual things

like:

Grandma’s birthday

kindy excursion

dentist (10am)

And other things

like:

Research cars

library books due

ring electrician

Then sometimes there are mysteries

that even Mum can’t solve

like:

42 + 25 green

and

28 May: socks

But you have to be careful

because sometimes the things Mum jots down

and the things you read

are different—

one Friday in January

I read pirates, (circled in red!)

but later it turned out to be

pilates.

 

Topic:    Family Note  by Glenys Eskdale

 

Poem:

 

This is just to say

 

that there’s soup on the stove.

Stir it, please Jake,

and Amy, you set the table.

 

Don’t worry,

I’ll be back before dinner.

 

I am walking

in the red glow of sunset,

after the rain.

 

I am letting

my feet step in puddles,

if they choose.

 

Forgive me,

the moist air smelled

so sweet.

 

(Inspired by ‘This is Just to Say’ by William Carlos Williams)

 

A family note
 
Summer Night
 
 
Too hot to sleep, kick off sheet,
tiptoe downstairs
and out into the cool night air.
 
Earth's night light so still and round,
resting in a blanket of stars.
 
A creaking board, movement, a hug,
Mum's out here too.
 
 
By Kaye Baillie

 

 

Well done poets!  Thank you for entering the competition.

 

 

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