Thanks to the foresight and enthusiasm of Michelle Phelps, a teacher at Kaniere School, New Zealand, we have a wealth of visually and verbally exciting shape poems contributed by her enormously talented pupils. The competition is really hotting up!
Combining elements of visual and shape poetry, Anger is overflowing with rage and forms the shape of a rather frightening angry face.
Created by Nick, aged 11, from Hokitika, New Zealand
A visual poem which answers the question What is wind?.
Created by Zarni, aged 10, from Kaniere School, New Zealand
A coffin shaped shape poem that philosophises about death
Created by Charmine from New Zealand
A beautifully lyrical shape poem on the subject of sadness, rendered in the shape of a falling tear.
Created by Caitlyn, aged 11, from New Zealand
A visual poem about trust and what it means to different people
Created by Ellie from Kaniere School, New Zealand
A true shape poem which relies just on the words and a
simple change of colour to produce a vivid image of a tree.
Created by Olivia, aged 11, from Kaniere School, New Zealand