Photo credit: John Hares

Poems



Have YOU written a poem about Page Park?  

You can send your poems about the park to orchardfoundation@yahoo.co.uk


The Bean Tree Café
Group Poem by children in Year 4 Christ Church School   
 
Here’s the café, the Bean Tree café
A snail on its side
Where we meet up, eat up
Mingle with friends
 
Eco-friendly
Soft and soothing
Wooden, golden
Brownie heaven
 
Terrific tasty treats
Epic gingerbread men
See-through windows
Meet up, eat up
Mingle with friends


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Dear Mr Page
Group Poem by children in Year 4 at The Tynings School

Dear Mr Page
We’re writing to say
We love Page Park
It’s a place to play

Football on the wide open spaces
Rugby, cricket, climbing trees
Sweet chestnut, the Indian Bean,
The oak and maple, leaves glowing green

Dear Mr Page
We’re writing to say
We love Page Park
It’s a place to stay

Birds chirping a lullaby
Starlings, sparrows, seagulls
Doves fluttering high in the trees
Cooing and looking down at me

Dear Mr Page
We’re writing to say
We love Page Park
It’s a place to stay

The Victorian clock tower
Ticks every hour
Time to go, or play, or stay
Time to meet friends
Eat crunchy digestives, Victoria sponge
Drink steaming hot chocolate in the café
 
Dear Mr Page
We’re writing to say
Page Park’s great
In the past and today

Friends of Page Park

Photo Credit : John Hares

Senses

Group Poem by children in Year 3/4 Christ Church School


I saw a bright green oak leaf with rounded edges
Nobbly gnarled trees in the distance
Hard, small, sour limes, green with brown spots, scratchy-skinned
They smell like peppers and remind me of toothpaste
 
I touched a plant in the sensory garden
With leaves as smooth as a silky carpet


I smelled some lavender, sweet and soft
Calming and soothing


I saw soft evergreen leaves all shapes and sizes
The Scots Pine with its needles sticking out at every angle
Pine cones – when you snap them up they look like umbrellas
 
I saw a sticky amber sap hanging out of the tree
Bright and brown, broken, twisted twigs
Joyful daisies with yellow centres and white petals

I smelled herbs like thyme and rosemary that made the most wonderful smell
This is Page Park – an awesome day out!

My park
Group Poem by children in Year 4 at The Tynings School

has ice cream bubblegum knickerbocker glory
Mr Whippy, melted chocolate, strawberry flake

My park

has a zip wire where the wind whooshes past me
Monkey bars where I swing from my tail

In the park

I’m an adventurous explorer doing Parcour
Jumping, leaping, running, activated clambering

Our park 

was empty but now it’s full
once there were saplings, now they’re grand trees

Our park

was a gift from Alderman Page to relax, enjoy, play sport
cricket, football, rounders, tennis, basketball

When I’m sad the park’s bright colours fill my head
When I’m happy the park keeps me company