Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Precious Box poetry

We tried to imagine that we had to collect up some precious things to keep. The box is very small so we could only take the essence of the precious things with us. We had to unpack our ideas until we got to the essence. We used Voicethread to upload our published poems and are working on presenting our poetry to the world! This became quite topical when many families in Christchurch lost family, friends their homes and belongings.


  1. sarah aronsens sister hannahMay 23, 2011

    awesome poems room 13

  2. There is a secret place that few New Zealanders have seen
    where lakes are pure, the mountains high and rivers fast and clean
    where quiet alpine scenery surrounds a boundless sky
    and simple carefree people wave to every passer-by

    This place is isolated from life's normal cares and woes
    and thanks to circumstances prices there are still quite low
    there's all the valued services from shops to restaurants
    and friendly country inns where keepers cater to your wants

    The local river runs all year an easy walk from town
    with swimming holes and willow trees and fish i'm told abound
    the suns rays on the water like a zillion diamonds gleam
    with cool and crystal pools surrounded by a wondrous scene

    In winter the whole town can be just like a fairy tale
    with frosted trees and bushes framing every snow clad trail
    and every home's a warm embracing invitation free
    of all your city worries and life's animosity

    The spring and autumn sun-sets here just take away your breath
    and fantastic mountain thunder storms that scare you half-to-death
    and spring-melt alpine river flows canoers seek in droves
    will guarantee you're absolutely thrilled down to your toes

    i could go on forever 'cause it's easy when it's true
    though you might not believe in all the great things here to do
    so i'll just let you know the name in case you're driving past
    the town is known as Twizel it's MacKenzie Country's Heart

    New Zealand Secret