The Kotuku team have been working on their ‘free flow’ poems. We developed a criteria together from poems we read in the School Journals


Its hungry tongue

tastes the salt

licks the fish

swallows the whitebait

at the rivermouth


So using a couple of other poems  we pulled them apart and decided that :

Structure (Building your poem)

Selective Words (choosing only the best)

Personification (Giving non living things human like characteristics)


were good ingredients for a poem. Have a read of the outcome.