Talented Young Writers Arlen, Thomas and Taj (Year 8) Have Fun with Poetry



My Year 8 English class have been experimenting with poetic form and rhyme. I think that the poems below, modelled on Australian poet Mary Duroux’s “I Am”, are delightful!


Mrs Sally Ball, English Teacher and Librarian


 

I AM by Arlen Pallett


I am

Laughter,

the sound emerging

from those who’re joyous.

I am

Science,

elements merging,

logic surging.

I am

the pub table,

balls rolling

hit by the cue.

I am

Someone,

I know I am.

Who are you?


 

I AM by Thomas Mills


I am

the sand

soft and soothing

as I’m swallowed by the sea.


I am

a sloth

barely moving

as I search for shade in a tree.


Who are you?


 

I AM by Taj Barclay


I am

the thunder

the booming of the night;


I am

the flu

the bringer of your blight;


I am

the flower

the blooming of the day;


I am

the deity

the one to which you pray.


Who are you?





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