Create to Connect

Create to Connect, Day 6 – You are Poetry

This poetry challenge is set by Sophie Symington, a teacher from Birmingham who’s finding fun and engaging ways to support homeschooling. Today – you are poetry!

Make a ‘Kenning Poem’ about you. A Kenning is a pair of words that describes something without calling it by it’s name. A Kenning poem uses a list of Kennings to describe something in an interesting way, like this one about snow:

Cloud confetti
Land icing
Field blanket
Solid rain….

Make a Kenning poem about you. You might be a Picture drawer, Cake maker, Smile spreader,Hug giver, Goal scorer, Friend maker…

If you have more time …
Try writing a Kenning poem about something else. The sun, the ocean, a particular animal… can someone else guess what it’s about?

If someone heard your poem, how would they guess it was about you? Are we only defined by the things we have and the things we like or do? How else are we defined?

Share your work in a way that works for you – online or offline. You could join our friendly Facebook group, keep a journal, share in a WhatsApp group, with your friends and family, or on social media. The choice is yours.