With a small group of quiet children and another poet called Wendy Greene, we gather words and write a collaborative poem.
This year, as part of a series at the library exploring the world, our theme was ‘Africa’. We had 45 minutes. I wove tales of empire and immigration as the children created a wordlist – they were most inspired by animals, landscape and pattern.
An African poem by Tali, Kate & India
Long grass, trees,
vine and creepers,
in the land that time forgot
wild and dangerous,
must survive no matter what
in an African melting pot