This poem was highly commended in our recent Year 4-6 Matariki: Reach for the Stars Poetry competition. The winning poems will be published in Write On 56.
by Alexia Benson-Phipps, age 10
Star horse trots through the Milky Way,
sending out shooting stars
along its way.
If you search in the starry sky
you might be lucky to see
a glinting eye.
Dreams skip up and down,
searching through the sleepy town
for something secret, warm but dark,
a rider waiting for hooves to spark.
This poem has been edited with permission of the poet.
(c) Write On and the poet 2021