Today’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!
6 thoughts on “Tuesday Challenge – a 5-senses poem”
So I am not a child, but I love writing prompts so I couldn’t resist! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
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.
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!
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.
Yum. 🙂 What a great poem. I especially love ‘as fat as a pudding’…
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.
Ah, this sets such a peaceful mood. That third line is especially lovely.
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