Poems for Matariki #3 Star Memories


Our fabulous young writers from Heathcote Valley School drew on memories to write some amazing star gazing poems!






Stormy disguise 


Wind blows my steamy breath

my bare feet 

crunch the frost

that covers the lake shore

Clouds cover the moon

the deathly black 

laps at my toes

I plunge and the cold

pulses in my ears

I float weightlessly 

a gust of 

bone-chilling air

thrusts the dark shadows aside

I am bathed

in sparkling water droplets


Holly N Year 8



SHOOTING STAR


Spheres of light glisten across

the black empty sky 

while people 

stare out of

windows, 

see 

a glowing ball

flying across the 

night sky, its triangle tail

shooting through a sea of spheres.


Seth M Year 8


Little Blue Star


Strolling along the 

Crispy, crunchy sand

I come across a

bright, blue star as if 

it has fallen from up above

The cooling breeze drying out the poor thing

Gently, my father picks it up 

and tosses it into the deep blue


Up, up, up high in the sky

tiny sparks of light shine upon the sea

like there is a firework show 

projecting onto the water


Connie J, Year 8


Universal Puzzles


I get out my black pen and

my dot-to-dot book.

As the pen touches upon the first

dot, a star appears in the sky.

The beginning of time.

The tip of the pen glides

on the paper, and a phantom

path of transparent soul 

weightlessly swirls through

the inky nothingness and 

illuminates another star,

and another,

               and another.

All of cosmos watches

and waits.

Even as I close my book,

the universe unfolds.


Sian W, Year 8


Our blinding stars


As ordinary as colour but as special 

as the sun, nine stars

shine blindingly 

back at our 

blue and 

green 

ball.


Seth M Y8



Fireworks

As I run

across the field

sprinting past dark daisies

Boom!!!

Stars fall down

like fire balls.

big bright lights

at night.


Elyssa H Year 6



The single star

 

At the peak 

of a mountain 

a single star 

rises into the black sheet

of darkness

It glints 

as if it were winking 

A bright dot 

in this lonely world.


Lauren McC, Year 7



The weeping stars wallowed across the sky

It must be lonely 

to float across space 

on your own

slurring words

like shots of whiskey 

Do stars do the same?


Polly S Year 7




A long time in the park 

I sit on a swing 

staring at the stars

as beautiful as they are, 

I'm not ready to go up there 


Mya F T Year 6


Stars along the night sky


I take a step along a starry path 

I look up the stars, they 

say hello through the trees. 

A shiny star catches my eye 

I feel one with it

I float up, and now

I’m  one with them. 

I look down on life below. 


Mya F T Year 6


Ceiling stars


When stars are contained 

in a tiny room 

they fly high 

and dance around