Thursday 7 March 2013

The Magic Box


Last week, we read one of Miss Benn's favourite poems, 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. We loved the images he uses and the way he plays with opposites. Some of the children really enjoyed the impossible things he puts in his box. After spending some time looking at this poem, we read some similar poems written by other children and shared what we liked most about them.
The Magic Box

I will put in the box,
The swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
Fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
The tip of a tongue touching a tooth.
I will put in the box,
A snowman with a rumbling belly,
A sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerne,
A leaping spark from an electric fish.
I will put into the box,
Three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
The last joke of an ancient uncle,
And the first smile of a baby.
I will put into the box,
A fifth season and a black sun,
A cowboy on a broomstick
And a witch on a white horse.
My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
With stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.
I shall surf in my box,
On the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
Then wash ashore on a yellow beach,
The colour of the sun.
by Kit Wright
To watch Kit Wright reading his poem, click the link below:

We thought about the things we would like to put in a Magic Box- and Miss Benn brought out a Magic Box for us to look at. Then, we wrote some poems of our own, here are some great examples:

By Rhiannon

By Aoife 

 By Michael

By Jacob 

By Abel

By Eliska 

By Sonny 

By Joseph 

By Jack

 Leave a comment and share your favourite line or verse from your poem!


Jack's mum said...

Lovely images! What great imaginations! :)

Chelsea said...

I agree

Ella.f said...

I love all the poems!

Rhiannon said...

I love our magic box poem's

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