Valentine’s Day is over, but let’s keep the love in our hearts with some love poetry from Te Papa’s visitors. Children visiting Inspiration Station were asked to write a poem about love. It could be about a person (like your mum or dad), a thing (like a hobby or pet), or a place (like Te Papa!). Anything, as long as they loved it!
From Beatnik to Shakespearean, we had all styles. With no further ado, here are the winning poems!
4 to 8 category winner!
Phoebe Hayward, age 4:
I love to swim in the pool
It is cool
It is cold
I’ll still love swimming when I’m old
It is cool, having a pool, at my school
4 to 8 category highly commended
Shakira, age 8:
Love is a feeling from deep inside, it’s not just a little feeling, it’s deep down in you.
The most important feeling of all
Rahzel Solomon, age 5:
I love you,
You love me,
We are the best in the coutry.
9 to 12 category winner!
Briana Ranstead, age 10:
I’m falling, falling, falling cause you’re all I see.
Thinking, thinking, thinking of you, and of me.
My mind is always with you, my heart, body and soul.
Your spirit’s always wild, like a young, galloping foal.
I have just one thing to tell you, and I really hope you see:
I really really LOVE you, you, and me.
9 to 12 category highly commended
Georgina, age 9:
Love is like a lobster sometimes
It is sharp but it tastes good!
Trinity, age 10:
Love is contagious
like a flu or cold
I love my family
so I write it in BOLD!
We were really impressed with our young poets. I hope you like them as much as we did!