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12 June 2021

Posted by Holly Spillar

An Ode to the first week back in the Lighthouse!

This week our young writers were back at the lighthouse and after what seemed like forever they definitely  had their creative thinking caps on.


This weeks topic was Odes.


Ode:


a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject, written in varied or irregular metre.

  • a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung.


But our young writers also came up with the Oden’t.


Oden’t


a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject the writer dislikes, written in varied or irregular metre.

  • a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung.



Here is an ode to pride month from one of our young writers (11-15).



Ode to Pride Month 


You are the rainbow fabric held up high,

The glittery makeup splattered on our faces,

Self expression floating,

like a cloud through the streets.


I open my curtains and the smell of a

crisp summer’s day fills the air.

You are the happiness in my storm,

The sprinkles on my doughnut,

The trust in my friendship.


You are uncoincidentally like

The rainbow after the rain.

And you shine so brightly,

Like a star in the night sky.


And when the month of June

 is over, you stay with us

For you are ‘Pride’.

You live in our hearts.

Pride


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