YOUNG POETS AT KILBURN LIBRARY

What a treat. I spent a day working at Kilburn Library in west London, with children from two local schools.

It’s an  airy building with big, high windows. And even on a grey day, the place was lit-up  full of people in the mix of concentrations (studying, imagining, being practical, finding some calm) that gives libraries everywhere their life.

 

 

Then in came the kids aged 6 and 7. We spent time together in the world of stories, riddles and rhymes. And look at the poems they wrote:

 

LOUD AS AND QUIET AS

Louder than a lion roaring!

Louder than the thunder crashing!

Louder than an aeroplane taking off!

Louder than Mr Veater shouting!

 

Quieter than a moust getting cheese.

Quieter than a baby sleeping.

Quieter than a bed creaking.

Quieter than Mr Veater’s class when they’re lining up!

by Year 1 and Year 2 classes from Christchurch CofE Primary School, Brondesbury, working with Sean Taylor.

 

THE ANIMAL POEM

Lion…you hairy, smelly, orange and brown, scary meat-thief!

Dog…you tail-wagging, barking, running bone-chewer!

Dinosaur…you huge, noisy, big-jawed, big-toothed ROARER!

by Year 2 classes from Carlton Vale Infants School, working with Sean Taylor.

 

Thanks to special Library Development Officers Sarah Smith and Fiona Heffernan for organising and hosting. It’s valuable work you do.


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