The Good, the Bad, and the Poems: Sunday Poetry Writing Workshop with Libby Hathorn

Sunday Poetry Writing Workshop with Libby Hathorn

Rythmn and rhyme, repetition,  alliteration. These are the poet’s tools and last Sunday writer and Ambassador for reading Libby Hathorn put us to work.  In no time at all everyone found their inner poet; here is what we have been writing….students… and tutors!

Who Has…..?

 

Who has earrings?

Elaine and Eleanor and Elisa have earrings

Elizabeth, Esmir and Ethan have earrings

Auntry Emma has earrings, too.

Edwina and Eddy have earrings, too.

Uncle Ed has earrings, too.

Edsgar, Ellie, and Ellen have earrings.

I have earrings and they’re blue.

 

Elaine Zhong

 

 

Irene, Izabella, and Intan have ice skates.

Indi, Ian, and Illyn have ice skates.

Ivan also has ice skates, too.

I will skate away with you.

 

Irene Zhong

 

 

Fred and Frank and Felicity have frogs.

Fifi and Feadore and Finip have frogs

Feone and Fritz and Fleur have frogs.

Filip and Fran and Fiona have frogs.

And I and I and I have frogs.

 

Fred Bekker

 

 

Joe and Jackson and Jessica have jelly.

James and Jojo and Johnny have jelly.

Jimmy Jefferson also has jelly.

But Jonathan Jay does not.

 

Yosra Darwiche

 

 

Arnold and Alex and Annie have ankles.

Avery, Alexis and Anastasia have ankles

Amanda Arrowsmith also has ankles.

Argus, an amateur, also has ankles.

And I have ankles, too.

 

Arnold Walsh

 

 

Crashing waves, by the cliff side

Great sand dunes, miles wide

Winter night, Mozzie bites

One large moon and shining lights.

Taken hostage by the dry fuel tank

Fingers numb, aching legs,

A few miles of where the Titan sank

The mind is at peace, the mind is clear

Hunger pain, the end is near.

Bacon, bacon, raining bacon.

Unicorns gallop, fairies flutter.

The mind is gone, the body’s dead.

Like the Titan, rests on the sea bed.

 

Pierre Liu

 

 

Good and Bad Catalogue

 

Good catalogue

Friendly, funny friends

Funny, fun games

Swimming in the sun

Lovely love

Shiny stars sparkling

Relaxing cool breeze

Family for me

 

Bad catalogue

Painful punishments

Severe sorrow

Being banished and betrayed

And being left out

 

Elaine Zhong

 

Good Catalogue

Board Games

Computer games

Videos

Shady shade

Slushy sweets

And a friend with me

 

Bad Catalogue

When I fight with my talking

When I get hurt

When I am excluded

My heart feels empty

I can’t get the bad people out of my head

 

Irene Zhong

 

 

Good

Tasty food

Nice people

Nice warm bed

Usually well fed

Minecraft playing

Computer gaming

Nice sweet honey

Lots of money

I like maccas

And I ain’t too falta’s.

I see no rats,

Though lots of cats.

I love my life coz’

I live my life in Aus.

 

Bad

No computer

Deforestation

Global warming

Nobody can take the warning

Not enough money

Nothing’s too funny

 

Fred Bekker.

 

 

 

Good

Intriguing history

Informative mythology

Addictive minecraft

And exceptional food

 

Bad

Conflicts rising

Children crying

Persuasion

Profound pain

Famines

Uncurable illnesses

Live animal exports

 

Yosra Darwiche

 

 

Good

Guitar chords

Coffee

Summer nights

Shooting stars

4 wheel drives

bacon, lots of bacon

 

Bad

Winter days

Crashing waves

Mozzie bites

Windy nights

Dry fuel tank

 

Pierre Liu

 

 

Good

Meandering melodies

Moving harmoniously

Flying gorgeously

In the soft still air.

It flows into my ears

so beautifully it raises tears

I listen- dazed

I have never been so amazed

 

Bad

Drenched in sweat

Comfort theft!

Heavy lifting

Lots of breathing!

Lungs heaving

Mouth panting

Arms dead

Face is red.

 

Tony Zhen

 

 

Good Catalogue

Drawing Dolphins

Swimming in a beautiful sea

Shiny blue

Jumping, playing, wild and free

 

Michelle Wu

 

 

 

Good

Soft

Sketching

Writing

Reading

Mysteries

Creating

Myths and legends

Medieval times

Rain

People

Word changing scientists

Thinking

Observing

Silence

Solitudes

Serenity

Peace and quiet

Captivating culture

Astrology

History

Shady people

Ocean

Sky

Nature

Stars

Surfing

Individual ideas

 

Bad

Racism

Fighting

Bullying

Sexism

Put downs

War

Emotional abuse

Death

Judging before knowing

Insults

 

Naryma Grovener

 

Good

Gripping games

Drastically drawing

Reading, not snoring

Music, to listen

Care that’ll glisten

Food to scoff

Toys to play

History of a day.

 

Bad

Injustice served

Children dying

Birds not flying

No peace at all

Countries at war

Kingdoms fall.

 

Arnold Walsh

 

Good

Yummy pizza

Happy music

Hard handball

Big beach

Eat a peach

Jelly Jielun

Smile snake

 

Bad

Mad sister hits with a fister

Sad day

Bully bomb

Pinching Vicky weeping Mickey

Pink jelly

Socks that are smelly

ABC is for baby it makes Vicky crazy

 

Victor

 

Good

Loud music

Mad minecraft

Fast football

Bad beach

Gamey galaxy world

Chilli chicken wing

Slimy snakes

Bully bull dogs

 

Bad

Stupid Saturday

Saturday sucks

Pinching Vicky

 

Poem

I’m Jackie Chan. I live in Japan instead of kissing wall. I kiss a flat man.

I’m orange, you’re not me, Victor have to take a pee.

 

Jielun and Justin Bieber and Jenny have jelly beans.

Jackie Chan and Johnson and Jeremy have jelly beans.

 

Pink jelly socks are smelly.

Saturday school isn’t cool.

I’m orange, this is a key

There’s an evil clown on tv.

ABC is for babies it makes me crazy.

 

Jielun

 

 

Good

Handstand happiness

Chocolate hugs

Books in bed

Friend’s phone call

Pears in porridge

Sunday sleepiness

Monday dread

 

Bad

Tears of time

Memories lost

People panic

Love’s great cost

Humidity’s heaviness

Aching night

 

Kathy