Overwhelmed by the imagination of the students in my First Story writing group this week. After talking about nonsense poems – the Jabberwocky, Spike Milligan and Edward Lear – the students came up with their own.
A truly collaborative project, I give you
The Nonsense of Trees
Trees eat penguins for breakfast
Trees drop bombs on people and trees eat fish.
Trees watch you while your sleep
Trees hold the darkness
And trees like to kill.
Trees get parking tickets
Trees hate poetry
Trees love to draw and trees use paper towels.
Trees figure skate
Trees go to the toilet
Trees lose their hair and they wear sweatshirts.
Trees’ leaves are spiders in green sap.
But most of all, trees are devils in disguise.
By the First Story writing group at Newland School for Girls, Hull.