Star Horse



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.



Star Horse


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