Poetry around School

Inspired by London’s “Poems on the Underground”, KEHS Creative Writing students have been writing haikus to be placed on objects or at locations around the school building.

Below are some of their recent compositions:

Curtains

These folds of fabric

Conceal all life beyond them

Isolating you.

 

Clock

Tick, tock, tick. Seconds.

Minutes. Hours. Forever.

Unchanging time flies.

 

Window

Glassy obstructor

Of the elements outside

Keeping us from harm.

 

Radiator

These cold bars which should

Be warm, have no purpose for

They are never on.

 

Wall

Stand still, unchanging,

A stubborn row of old bricks.

Keep invisible.

 

Poster

Arial bold preached

“Happiness” with crude half moon

Mallard yellow stares.

 

Books

Stagnant brown and square

File me away, turn the key.

Prohibited sheets.

One Response to “Poetry around School”

  1. Sarah Shore-NyeJanuary 7, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Absolutely superb! Think “Window”, fabulous first line, and “Radiator” are my favourites.

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