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Send your poems and stories to me at this email address and I can see about putting the best ones up here each month: yourcorner@michaelrosen.co.uk

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Bewsey Lodge Primary School, Warrington. Year One Poems [June 2005]

A Year One class in Warrington, Cheshire have been learning about poetry and have especially enjoyed reading poems by Michael Rosen. They have written some questions and some of their own poems based on the structure of Michael Rosen's poems.

Questions

Emma, Caroline and Tim: How old are you?
MR: I'm 59

Chelsea and Sophie: How do you write your poems?
MR: Sometimes on a piece of paper, sometimes on an old envelope, sometimes in a notebook, sometimes straight on to the computer. I think a bit. I write a bit. I think some more. I scribble out what I don't like. Scribble in some new bits. And then read it out to someone to see what they think.

Luke: Do you support Liverpool?
MR: No, I support Arsenal

Leona: Can you run faster than a horse?
MR: I can run faster than a worm.

Charis and Jack: Why did you want to be a poet?
MR: I wanted to make people interested in the way the world is.

Rebekah: Which poem do you like the best?
MR: Maybe, The Magic Bar from 'Quick Let's Get Out Of Here'

Nicole: When is your birthday?
MR: May 7th

Harry, Shannon and Kaileb: Can you play football?
MR: A bit.

Alex: Do you play on the PS2?
MR: I don't think I know what a PS2 is.

Lucy and Jordan: Who do you live with?
MR: My family and four cats.

Ryan: Do you go training?
MR: Oh dear, no.

 

Poems

Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Dan.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for a van!"

By Sophie, Luke

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Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Sam.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for some ham!"

By Harry, Chelsea and Jack

* * * * * *

Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Sid.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for a lid!"

By Rebekah, Shannon, Charis, Caroline, Lucy and Ryan

* * * * * *

Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Bob.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for a job!"

By Tim, Harley and Nicole

* * * * * *

Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Dan.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for a pan!"

By Kaileb

* * * * * *

Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Sid.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for a kid!"

By Nikita

* * * * * *

Down behind the dustbin,
I met a dog called Dan.
"What are you doing here," I said
"I'm looking for a man!"

By Emma

* * * * * *

I'm just going out for a moment,
Why?
Because I am greedy.
Why?
Because I have to get some food.
Why?
Because I've eaten all the food.
Why?
Why don't you stop saying why?
Why?
Greedy-time why?
High-time-you-stopped-saying-why-time!
What?

By Alex

* * * * * *

I'm just going out for a moment,
Why?
To make a cake.
Why?
Because it's someone's birthday!
Why?
Because it is.
Why?
Why don't you stop saying why?
Why?
Cake-time why?
High-time-you-stopped-saying-why-time!
What?

By Courtney

* * * * * *

I'm just going out for a moment,
Why?
To get KFC.
Why?
Because I'm hungry.
Why?
Because I've had nothing to eat all day.
Why?
Why don't you stop saying why?
Why?
KFC-time why?
High-time-you-stopped-saying-why-time!
What?

By Jordan

* * * * * *

I'm just going out for a moment,
Why?
To make my dinner.
Why?
Because it's dinner time.
Why?
Because it is!
Why?
Because I'm hungry.
Why?
Why don't you stop saying why?
Why?
Dinner-time why?
High-time-you-stopped-saying-why-time!
What?

By Leona

 

Class 3D Poems [May 2005]

Here are some poems by Class 3D that I recently received - but first, they put a few questions to me...

Dear Michael Rosen,
We read your poem
Mad Meals. It was brilliant. We decided to write our own poems, using yours.

We wanted to send our poems to you. We hope you like them.

Some of us have some questions for you:

Nathan: Where were you when you wrote Mad Meals?
MR: I think I was in my kitchen in Hackney in London

Jessica B: Why did you decide to write Mad Meals?
MR: It was because I was becoming amazed at what my oldest son was eating - you know the sort of thing: peanut butter and salami and jam sandwiches!

Joshua: What time was it when you wrote Mad Meals?
MR: Probably some time in the morning

Jack: What made you think of all the silly rhymes and names of food?
MR: That's my silly mind, Jack

Liam Ch: How old were you when you started to write poetry?
MR: I first started to write poetry when I was about sixteen. So you've startedmuch earlier than I did.

Thankyou for your time, from all the children in Class 3D. By the way folks, I thought it was best if I left off the name of your school and your surnames. As your teacher will explain, this is best for what's called 'security reasons'.

Now for Class 3D's poems...

* * * * * *

Crazy Cooking

Poached apple
Fried chicken
School soup
Roast pencil
Roast flowers on toast
Butterfly sandwich
Snail salad

by Liam, age 7

* * * * * *

Roast Sock
Fat box on toast
Globe soup
Roasted chair
Roasted ball
Cheese sandwich
Fillet of pictures
Trouser sausage
Grilled dinner
Cake (strawberry, aftershare and relish)

By Leon, age 7

* * * * * *

Crazy Cooking

Grilled Beans
Fired jelly
Rock soup
Roasted sock's
Washing line and bread
Concrete tree
Fillet of sword's
Motorbike salad
Toasted bones
Stew (fish,brick and bean)

By Lewie, age 7

* * * * * *

Mad Meals

Barbecued chips
Microwaved clock
Viking soup
Roasted ship
Viking ship and toast
Computer sandwich
Fillet of alphabet
Clock salad
Toasted dog
Cake (strawberry, papers and salt)

By Nathan, age 8

* * * * * *

Crazy Cooking

Barbecued sock
Fired school tie
Frozen sweatshirt
Roasted apple
Mustard soup
Poached shadows
Daffodil sandwich
Fillet of dodecahedrons
Cake (strawberry, bubble bath and pepper)

By Jack, age 7

* * * * * *

Crazy Cooking

Microwaved strawberry
Barbecued poster
Tree soup
Roasted Wall
Pen and toast
Blue bell sandwich
Fillet of letters
School dress salad
Toasted shadows
Jelly (pineapple, pencil or mustard)

By Aimee, age 7

* * * * * *

Boiled books
School books on toast
Playground soup
Roasted doors
Washing line and stew
Leaf sandwich
Fillet of shoes
School tie salad
Toasted people
Chocolate (vanilla, aftershave or salt)

By Bradlet, age 7

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Barmy Breakfasts

Barbecued bagels
Roasted egg
Boiled bacon
Fried toast
Toasted chicken
Stewed salad
Fried calculator
Barbecued pickles
Grilled leaves
Microwaved books
Ice-cream (chocolate, salt or mustard)

By Georgia, age 7

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tlmcm's question...

We close with a question from tlmcm...

hi how did u become to write poems
tlmcm

hi tlmcm
I used to collect rhymes that people told me in the playground. My parents liked poetry a lot and used to read it to me and to each other - and listen to it on the radio. Then, when I was about sixteen, I started to read the poems by someone called D.H.Lawrence and I thought, I could write like that - and I did! The poem I read was called 'Bat'.
Michael

 

 

 

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