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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


Spheres of light glisten across

the black empty sky 

while people 

stare out of



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 



Seth M Y8


As I run

across the field

sprinting past dark daisies


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

the bedroom light

Elsie K Year 6

Starry cave 

Like stars in the night 

I enter a cave full of light 

I see them hanging of the rocks

like little white socks

They're small glowing grubs

that eat tiny grubs

I trudge through the cave, 

a little like a glowing maze

I look up and see 

little shining stars 

looking back at me

Elsie K Year 6 and Macy R Year 5

In Bed

I lay in bed kicking my legs 

looking at the glowing purple and blue stars

on my ceiling 

Zia KB, Year 6 

Night light 

A cluster of stars 

A constellation 

A beauty they are 

In a bottle, they go 

light up the night

on my window sill 

Stars dance 

in my head 

I close my eyes 

into deep sleep

Macy R, Year 5

Stars of plasma

hotter than fire

yet they eject mass

colder than ice

Jamie I, Year 7

Did you miss the Dear Ancestor Poems we posted yesterday? Here they are.

And here are our "If stars..." poems. If stars...

The Heathcote Valley School Writers meet once a week with Write On tutor, Gail Ingram. If you would like a writers' workshop in your school in the Canterbury region be in touch. We also offer Online Studios for schools across the motu.

(c) Write On and the Heathcote Valley School Writers


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