Thursday, 14 February 2019

Poetry About Our Place

We have been getting stuck into writing poems about some of our special places.  It is a great way to get back into writing and to immerse ourselves in the ideas for our Inquiry.  We are exploring the  importance of Place and are beginning to look at what it might be like to not have connections to significant places, no Turangawaewae or place to stand.
We have written poems about Wellington City:  The City is a Laughing, I Imagine Wellington as a Pizza, Wellington is a Garden.  We have been learning about personification; giving inanimate things human characteristics, using imagery and other poetic devices.  And we are learning to edit our writing; a super important skill.  Samuel Taylor Coleridge said the Poetry is 'the best words in the best order'. That's is what we have been trying to do.
                   by Hunter

Last night I saw the beach star-gazing
The water reflected the moon
Stars glimmered sleepily
Sand stared upwards
Shells boasting to constellations......

                       by Charlotte

Perhaps it would be a great conversation to have as a whanau; what are our important places?
Where can we feel totally at peace?  Is there somewhere where we feel connected to the world, the environment or even the universe?

Let's keep thinking big and expressing our ideas with rich poetry!


  1. I like the way you used rhymes & times.

  2. Amazing poems guys! Great description of wellington harbor and the stars and constellations & the way the water reflects on the moon!

  3. Really cool poems!! love them!