John Foster

children's poet

Poet of the Week

In October, John Foster gave a reading at the Oxford Children’s Book Group’s 20th Birthday Party, held at the Story Museum, Oxford.

For the week beginning 19 November John Foster was Poet of the Week at West Coker Primary School, Somerset. The pupils in Voyager Class e-mailed John Foster questions and wrote poems in response to some of his poems.

Here’s one that Emily wrote after reading ‘Magic Horse’:

 

Murtle the Sea Turtle

Murtle the sea turtle

Swim away

Take me to where

The bears all play.

 

Murtle the sea turtle

Your shell is so green

Swim away to a place

Where the kids aren’t so mean.

 

Murtle the sea turtle

Swim away

Take me to where

The fairies play.

 

Murtle the sea turtle

Your shell is so green

Take me to where

The sea-lions are seen.

 

Murtle the sea turtle

You swim in my dreams

You take my troubles away

They disappear it seems.

 

Murtle the sea turtle

Swim away

Take me to where

The bears all play.