The children in school loved looking at Pie Corbett’s “A Poem to be spoken silently” and we wrote our own version of the poem which seems quite relevant at this time of empty streets and quiet towns. We hope you like it!
Children at home, could you suggest another line for the poem? Start with
It was so silent/still/peaceful that I heard…
Try and use personification or a simile and have fun!
It was so peaceful that I heard God whisper through the wind (Dominic)
It was so still that I heard a rare delicate flower stretch as it grew (Jaydnn)
It was so silent that I heard a bug tiptoeing gently on his morning stroll (Aiyana)
It was quiet that I heard a paper rustle 4000 miles away (Rian)
It was so peaceful that I heard the branches dancing in the breeze (Oliver)
It was so still that I heard the groans of children – unexpectedly at home (Esme)
It was so silent that I heard my neighbour’s house snoring quietly. (Hadley)
It was so quiet that I heard the earth talking to the moon whilst orbiting the mighty sun.
It was so peaceful that I could hear families talking to each other.