Some New Poems

Although selling copies of Magic Fish Dreaming can keep me busy, I always put aside special time for writing poems.

I have been submitting them to Australian Children’s Poetry and encourage you to check out their excellent prompts!  They are so much fun!

I’ve been doing some submissions for projects and hope to have good news for our fans soon.

With submissions of both projects and poetry publications I like to forget about them once they are in, working on my writing helps me to take my mind off them.  At this stage all I can say is that some of these are not just for Magic Fish Dreaming, but the cause of poetry and children in general!  Please cross your fingers and send your positive wishes !

I’ve always loved collaborating and recently began to have conversations with a number of Australian poets for children. I have always loved poetry and think it offers so much to children and families, so finding other like minded creatives to chat with is inspiring!

Here is one of the poems I had accepted to the Australian Children’s Poetry Blog.

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Art Class

 

For Vincent’s  ‘The  Starry,  Starry Night’

 

Outlines crash into swirls

Miss Del Amico asks, what do you see?

Is that a sky of blue curls?

Outlines crash into swirls

Time to dive for some pearls

Will I find this painting’s key?

Outlines crash into swirls

Miss Del Amico asks, what do you see ?

June Perkins
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #8

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June said: This is a triolet using the prompt ‘Blurred.’ The first words that came into my head were, ‘outlines crash into swirls’.

The trickiest thing with this poem was picking the artist.  Would they be someone I personally knew who painted, a fictional small child, or someone who everyone knows that paints?  I thought of a famous artist who used swirls, Vincent Van Gough.

I added the dedication to help with understanding of the poem.

I imagine this poem is an art class for early childhood with a teacher who likes to introduce the children to great artists, and likes to encourage them to look beyond the surface of the painting, into what it means to the artist who paints it.  I decided to name the teacher after my favourite art teacher at high school.

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