Holly recently enjoyed a poetry workshop at her school, run by Oxfordshire-based poet James Carter. (You can read about him at his website: http://www.jamescarterpoet.co.uk/index.html).
The children were asked to write a poem based on the sentiment: ‘These are the gifts that I would, if I could, give to you’ and this is Holly’s composition – we absolutely loved it.
For my Mummy and Daddy:
These are the gifts that
if I could
give to you.
The golden key to an ocean of peace
A life so crystal clear you can see right through it,
The colours bottled up in a jar ready to spill out,
The warmth of a flickering candle glowing in the night.
I would give you all the brightness of a sunflower.
I would give you the guidance of my hand.
I would give you all the time you want and need
And all the happiness the world possesses.
These are the gifts
That I would
If I could
Give to you.
By Holly Fratter
What gifts would you give to someone you love, if you could?