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Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Plants outside sway in the breeze 
like ballroom dancers.
The birds’ school choir chirps.

A cake sits still ready to be eaten.
Pom poms laid for some type of party.
People weep.

Why is there a cake and who is it for?
Why do they all look so sad?
Maybe it's someone's birthday who has passed away?

Cynthia's Birthday Harry Linley Richardson

I am learning to write ekphrastic poetry (writing a poem about a piece of art).
I think I am going well because I can write similes but needed a bit of help to get started and to write some metaphors.
My next step is to work on my metaphors and to add more detail.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Madie. I love you way you use contrast: talking about some kind of party, followed by the opposite of what the reader expects - weeping. Great job!