April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, I will be posting poetry (not mine) each day for the month of April. Please take a look and enjoy this special art.
Stories have always buzzed in my mind, but it wasn't till my health deteriorated that I started writing, being inspired by an interview of Catherine Cookson. In it she said she planed the plot and characters while resting. Needing to rest a lot at the time I thought writing stories might be fun.
The first piece I wrote was a science fiction story, but discovered I didn't know the science it needed. After doing a science degree with the Open University made me happy that I knew enough to get by I started to do creative writing courses. It was at the classes I started to write poems and stories for children.Although stories are wonderful, poems have a richness of sound and meaning that for their size can out shine any prose.
Cup Of Milky Tea is about nursery school (a UK pre-school).
You can find out more about Cecilia Satterthwaite on her Authonomy profile.
A CUP OF MILKY TEA
Breakfast of Readybrek for me,
Toast with a CUP of milky tea.
Then I will sit upon Mum’s Knee,
To sing a song of Blind Mice Three.
Ducks and boats and balls go splash,
A wet Mum tries me to wash, alas.
Soap is rescued and pulled is plug,
Out goes water glug, glug, glug.
My coat, with hood, is hung upon a peg.
Paper and brushes and I paint a leg.
With some friends I play with sand.
Then with water I lend a hand.
Soldiers and a boiled egg for me.
Biscuits with a cup of milky tea,
Some TV programs then I’m off to bed,
Rhymes of one to ten echoes in my head.