The Elegant Frog
By Sherry (Year 5, Balmain Public School)Heat, heat,
The elegant frog peers
By Adeline (Year 6, Illawarra Christian School)I walk along the bush track and halt as I hear a soft sound,
Trickle, trickle, trickle,
Curiously I go to check what it was,
I walk around a tree and it reveals the most magnificent waterhole…
By Minh-thi (Year 8, Macquarie Fields High School)Watch as the sun greets a hello,
As the night whispered a goodbye
With a wave of the ocean
And a blink of the moon
By Bella (Year 1, Santa Sabina College)Jumping around with their strong legs.
Out from the pocket pokes out a baby Kangaroo.
The baby Kangaroos have soft fur, it looks like she wants to play with me.
my sensory poem
By Maggie (Year 2, Mount Eliza Primary School)I SEE the patterns on the tree and the. beautiful colours on the leaves.
I HEAR birds chirping loudly and leave rustling.
I TASTE the fresh air.
I SMELL the mix of leaf and water together
The day I die
By Jack (Year 9, Saint Columba's Catholic College)The day I die
Mountains will ache, ruins will shatter
The bugles will play as my last breath draws
Guns of a hero's service blaze in my glory,
The Tree LOL
By Mia (Year 9, Christian College Highton)The tree tells a story
The strong tall branches
And weathered skin
Show its age
The History of the Hawkesbury
By Rumaysa (Year 7, Richmond High School)As I look out at the river I realise
Realise the history I’m surrounded by
This river wraps round creating a “U”
Oh do you feel the history too?
Monster Under My Bed
By Eleni (Year 5, Sacre Coeur)(To be sung)
There is a monster
Under my bed
The tree at the centre of the clearing
By Finbar (Year 9, St Columba's Catholic College)The tree at the centre of the clearing
has seen what many could not
The creation of nations
the birth of forests
Rising From The Darkness
By Gilly (Year 8, Reddam House)The soil parts to reveal a minuscule seedling,
battling for a place, a spot,
amongst the giants of the forest.
But they have already fought, and succeeded.
The Black-Striped Tiger
By Archer (Year 6, Balmain Public School)The Black-Striped Tiger lived right here in Australia,
However, it fills me with sorrow that they died out 86 years ago,
In modern times the Thylacine is held with much regalia,
But before 1936, the Thylacine was hunted, hunted to extinction, it fills me with woe.
By Travis (Year 7, St Columba's Catholic College)The Red Handfish
What a weird looking dish
Can it be Bait?
That must be its fate
The Harsh Rays of the Sun
By Taylah (Year 9, St Columba's Catholic College)The harsh sun kisses my cheeks,
it hugs my arms and legs.
I can see where the mountains peak and
where animals lay their eggs.
Boobook Owls (In The Night)
By Ava (Year 7, The Anglican School Googong)High up in the trees
Where we can’t see
Sits the majestic boobook owl
As we listen to it howl