Starting point for a poem

Our Didcot Girls’ School Poet Laureate, Larika Jones, has been writing away, behind the scenes, working on her latest poem.
Each term, I give the Poet Laureates I work with in schools, a new commission. Typically a single word, it becomes the point from which they grow a poem. I always encourage them to start with this word but to journey to somewhere else. I think some of the best poems are discovered, along the way.

Larika’s latest poem originated in the word:

and here’s her final poem – please watch her read it, here, and share – thank you!

Published by Elaine Baker

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