‘Poetrymon 2’

Poetrymon cards
Poetrymon cards 2011

“Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are*”

The 4 October is National Poetry Day, and this year we are going to play our treasure hunt game of ‘Poetrymon’ again!

The theme this year is ‘Stars’ and ME4 and some of our friends and collaborators have been writing poems on the theme.

“From our earliest days, the poetry of stars surrounds us. We look at the stars and see stories in the constellations, our scientific selves boggle at the concept of interstellar travel and we steal the stars’ metaphorical power to name our cultural heroes.  How to express this wonder, if not in poems?” (NPD website)

How does it work?
We will be producing one-off poetry cards which our team of hiders will distribute around Medway on National Poetry Day, 4 October. We will put clues as to the whereabouts of each card on Twitter, Facebook and this website. You can then follow the clue and find your own ME4 poem. If you enjoy your poem, please let us know by Twitter or email. The first 5 people to get in touch will receive an ME4Writers badge.

* You can watch a film about Poetrymon 2011, here.

 (First published as a poem by Jane Taylor in Rhymes for the Nursery in London in 1806)

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