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Tuesday Challenge – a 5-senses poem

autumn leavesToday’s challenge is to write a 5-line poem using your five senses — sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch. You might like to write a poem describing apples, a season, or your favourite colour (or your least favourite colour!).

Here’s one our editor (Rebecca) wrote:

Autumn is orange, red and brown

It sounds like rice bubbles for breakfast

It tastes like apple pie

It smells like freshly dug earth

It feels like skipping into the wind

Perhaps you could write a 5-senses poem about a feeling or an idea. (Check out some interesting Senses Poems here.)

We’d love to read your 5-senses poems — if it’s OK with your parents or teacher, post yours in the comments below!

Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Challenge – a 5-senses poem

  1. So I am not a child, but I love writing prompts so I couldn’t resist! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    Granny’s House

    Her house smells like her old perfume
    It never changes, her same ole room
    Her house tastes like her southern food
    It feels just like a good ole mood
    My ears hear home.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly (and for sharing your poem). This feels like a poem about a memory, and a happy one. 🙂 Poetry by grownups is always welcome as long as it is kid-friendly!
      ~Rebecca

  2. TASTY MOON

    In Heaven’s oven
    the moon is a chunky pie
    sugar-coated and crusty,
    as fat as a pudding,
    dimpled as a dumpling —
    Good enough to eat.

    Dianne Bates

  3. Lake

    Smooth and serene with tall rushes leaning over the reflective water,
    The abrupt sound of the ducks dabbling and the quiet whistling wind,
    The lemon-scented waterlilies dance on the water by the wet leaves.
    It tastes like a foggy mystery
    And feels like a distant dream.

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