ERNULF EDITORIAL

ERNULF EDITORIAL

ISSUE FOUR 

ENGLISH

YEAR 7 POETRY 

Before Easter, English Department held a poetry competition for World Poetry Day. The overall winner for Year 7 was Dylan Hansford and the runner up was Lottie Walker

 

Additionally, Year 7 Students have been learning about Poetry recently in their English lessons.

Have a read of a sample of some of their poetry! 

What if…

By Ella McCormick

What if the grass was blue

What if the sky was red

What if blood was yellow

What if pollen was purple

 

What if everything was different

Everything had changed

Change was loved

Love was hated

 

What if school was orange

What if windows were grey

What if ships were rainbow

What if planes were pink

 

What if everything was different

Everything had changed

Change was loved

Love was hated

 

What if everything was opposite

What if happy was sad

What if devils were angels

What if everyone were friends

 

What if everything was different

Everything had changed

Change was loved

Love was hated

Faith

 

Radiating a true sense of belonging,

She dances through woodland,

She dances on marshland,

Reaching for sky with a delicate hand.

 

A blossom, fluttering in the breeze,

A firefly, joining the dance in the sky,

Her eyes shine with the stars from up high,

In all her dreams, all she does is fly.

 

Freya Reeves

Trees

By Ella McCormick

 

In winter their leaves crumble to the ground

Leaf by leaf get trampled on

By the people passing by

No one looks at the trees

They only know they are there

 

In autumn their leaves turn the colour of a sunset

Leaf by leaf get swooped away

By the strong gust of wind

No one looks at the trees

They only know they are there

 

In spring their leaves begin to grow back

Leaf by leaf don’t get noticed

The blossom flows down with the April showers

No one looks at the trees

They only know they are there

 

In summer their leaves stay still

Leaf by leaf don’t move a muscle

No one looks at the trees

They only know they are there

Poetry Challenge 

The mouse

Tiny as a leaf,

Harmless as a hamster.

Seeking shelter every minute of the day,

Burrowed in its underground world.

 

An eagle, owl, or snake,

All very lethal and deadly.

It is never safe,

When curled in his underground world.

By Daniel Gabrys

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By Aoife Collins

Mr Clarke suggested to his Year 10 Tutor group to ‘Express Themselves’ as part of the Child Mental Health Week

He suggested writing a poem, to which one replied  “Maybe Not!”  so her accepted her challenge to write a poem entitled, Maybe not!

Maybe not!

I need to be more healthy,

I need to lose some weight,

Maybe do some yoga

and learn to mediate.

I could try doing exercise,

Like running on the spot,

Then maybe, run a marathon?

Or … Maybe not!

 

I need to do more homework,

Keep my mind alert and keen,

Establish some good habits,

Before I turn 16.

I shall focus on my learning,

Asking questions, Who? Why? What?

I’ll spend hours in revision,

Or … Maybe not!

 

I need to be considerate,

Thoughtful, loving, kind,

Look for good in everyone,

Let good thoughts fill my mind,

Be calm, and slow to anger,

Try not to lose the plot,

I could start it all this morning,

Or … Maybe not!