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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

SECRETS - Idea for National Poetry Day 2016 (theme: Messages)


Nobody knows this
but under my skin
there's a rainbow.

Shh! don't tell anyone
but inside my mough
there's a snake's tongue.

I've never mentioned this
but my eyes are balls
of glowing lava...

what weird and wonderful secrets do you have? write a poem in which you reveal your secrets, using the above examples as models. For scaffolding, you could begin each line with 'Nobody knows this, but...', or something similar. The goal here is imagination and playfulness. Enjoy!

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