Writing from 2016 Wainui Bay Trip
Room 4 Writing from Wainui Bay Trip
We enjoyed looking on our new class TV at all the photos of our trip to our special place at Wainui Bay. We chose a few to write about. We brainstormed ideas and put them together as class poems. We tried to think of ways to remember the names of several plants and put these ideas into our poems.
Onga Onga (native Nettle)
Beware, take care,
Shiny, triangular, like a taniwha's tooth
Very spiky, like burning scales
Nasty nettle, nestling in the ditch.
Hiding, to catch you unawares,
Like poison ivy,
As hot as lava,
Hot, red hot, on unsuspecting skin!!
Beware, handle with care,
Small leaf, but deadly,
As deadly as a poisonous snake's venom,
Deadly enough to kill an elephant
Tutu, too, too poisonous to touch!!
Dewey, shiny, emerald green,
Heat shaped leaf,
Caterpillar holes in some,
Just pick the holey leaves,
They give strongest protection,
Tooth ache curing Kawa Kawa!!
Thorny, almost hairy,
Pointy as a knife,
As prickly as a kina!!!
Follow the mysterious tracks,
Who walked here by the taniwha's lair?
Leaving a secret, sandy trail?
Friend or foe?
Predator or prey?
Tiny, puffy, pawprints,
Making me shier.
Who walked her? Don't you know the taniwha's lair is here??
Creepy, mysterious, magical,
Deep, dark, penguin shelter,
Pitch black, narrow, musty,
Never ending, carrying on forever,
Darker and darker by the second,
Cavern crouching under the cliff,
Enter for a scare,
Trespass if you dare!
Don't make a sound when the taniwha's around!
You might just wake him up!!