Writing Poetry

A poem tells a story. But each of you will read it in a different way and with different images in your head…so the story you hear will be slightly different from the story everyone else hears.

When you read a poem, STOP and THINK and LISTEN. Very carefully. EAT the poem, CHEW it, TASTE it…then SWALLOW it (if you like it).

Then see if you remember it and
Tell it to your mum
Shout it to the moon and stars
Sing it to the sun
Read it to the postman
Recite it to your mate
Whisper to the dog outside
Tied up to the gate
Then go and write another one
Go and shout it out
That stuff that is inside of YOU
Go on and get it out !