Here is a wonderful portfolio of poetry by Ms Alabi's Year 7 Reading Group, 7 Queen Mary. Ms Alabi said: We spent a lesson outside in the Butterfly Garden using the natural world as a springboard for poetry. We focused on the POWER that NATURE has and below are four short entries on different aspects of the beauty we saw.
'7Queen-Mary Collective: The Power of Nature'
Leaves fluttering in the breezes Flowers waving in the wind The foxglove bends over and sneezes Oh, dandelion; oh, dandelion The beat of the sun on pale flesh A caterpillar crawls across a leaf Birds dancing and perching on the mesh Oh, dandelion; oh, dandelion Two boys laughing in the shade Ants crawling across their knees being poked by the grass's blades Oh, dandelion; oh, dandelion Oh so gentle dandelion Oh how you flutter Oh how you wave Oh, dandelion; oh, dandelion By Eddie
Just a Speck of Dust
Just a speck of dust
Travelling on some wind
Watching the world go by
The bright hedgerows
The dandelion fields
Birds leaping off branches to fly
But some of these birds
They could not fly
So dropped to the ground like a stone
I floated past
Watching them die
Then landed in an iceream-cone
3pm in the Butterfly Garden
As you walk through the shiny silver gate,
They will shut if you are late.
The colourful pebbles lay on the ground,
trees and plants are all around.
Bikes shining out in the sun,
But you can't ride them in here so that's not fun.
The berries in the trees will drop when you shake it,
The don't taste so good unless you're willing to fake it.
The Foxglove Garden
The wind played with the leaves and foxglove branches. Reaching out to explore and the tree aspiring to reach the sky. Grass stooped over mimicking the foxglove leaves. Dead plants lay fallen on the ground, other plants dreading that day. Foxgloves wrapped their growth to the wooden post. It helped the young birch stand and grow as big as the trees over the hedge, which they envied for its age. Hedges cast much needed shade over the lucky grass dancing in the wind.