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Painting the Sea

As I surf

I feel the

water brush

against my


My surfboard

a wooden handle

Finlay Sharpe, age 11

This poem was written during a "Secrets of the Sea" young writers' holiday workshop with our wonderful tutor, Gail Ingram.

Thanks to Creative Communities, Christchurch and Sumner Library, Matuku Takotako for their support.

© Finlay Sharpe and The School for Young Writers, 2018.

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