I've just today decided on a new project for next year. It will be new and exciting and it will be of benefit to young people and their parents. First, I'll let you know what I need, then I'll explain what it's all about.
OK, this is what I need:
Poems about vegetables, suitable for people under the age of thirteen. Funny poems for preference, but beggars can't be losers - I'd like a broad range of poems. I'm sorry, I have no money, so I can't pay you for using the poem, but I will acknowledge the poets of the poems I use.
Are you intrigued? Are you wondering what on earth this could be about?
Well, this is what it's about. One of hats I wear is the hat of a Community Foodie. As a Community Foodie, it is my role to help people make the best food choices in terms of nutrition. I love poetry too, so I'd love to combine the two things and work with children to explore poetry and vegetables in a fun way.
I want to get a collection of great vegetable poems, some interesting looking vegetables and visit local Primary schools. I will talk about vegetables, ask the students for their thoughts about vegetables, read some of the vegetable poems. Then, I hope, the students will write their own poems about vegetables.
I'd like to have some vegetables for the students to eat, perhaps crudites, or savoury muffins, or something else (ideas most welcome!).
So that's it. I'd like to have some of my own vegetable poems as part of the whole thing, I just have to write them! I have plenty of time still, but, as I said, I need help. If you have a poem, or know of one, please leave a comment here and we can get this project going!