The Magic Box 19 Jun 2014

Lerryn Class have been using Kits Wright’s poem ‘The Magic Box’ as an inspiration for their own stanzas and verses. You can wach Kit Wright reading his original poem by clicking here.

Here’s what Lerryn would put in their magic box:

The Magic Box

I will put in my box
The fur of a polar bear, as white as snow,
The heart of an Indian dragon, as hot as the shimmering sun,
A glistening gold talon from an emerald green eagle
And a cluster of fur from a poisonous lion.

I will put in my box a shimmering crystal cave, guarded by an ice dragon,
A shipwreck infested with sharks and a treasure box covered in sea urchins,
A snow-white unicorn and a golden rabbit
And a paddling pool as fresh as the emerald sea.

I will put in my box
The shiniest pearl from a mermaid’s purse,
The first purr of a Chinese kitten
And my seventh birthday, when I rode on the death star.

I will put in my box
The peach coloured dreams of King Arthur,
The gentle roar of a Cyclopes,
And the candyfloss horn of a snow-white unicorn.

I will put in my box
The first day of a frozen summer,
The gentle beating of Cormoran’s heart
And King Neptune’s shining black trident.

I will put in my box
The tip of a tongue of a Japanese dragon,
An exploding firework from the 2012 Olympics,
A pot of gold from a colourful rainbow
And a school made out of diamonds.

I will fashion my box from the shiniest rubies on Earth,
A ring from and ancient queen,
The last diamond in the universe,
The magical spirit of a mermaid’s scale,
The beautiful sound of a choir
And the robe of an Egyptian princess .

I shall fly in my box
On a Hungarian Horntail to Pluto.
I will soar on a great white shark to Jupiter.
I will slide down the tooth of a dragon
And surf on the murky green sea.