Poetry By You

The Ways of Water – A Poem

Chloe

Chloe is 12 years old and enjoys cooking (foreign/innovative foods) photography, reading, and writing poetry. She takes part in rugby, dance (ballet and contemporary), running, hockey, netball, trampolining, skiing, and triathlons. Her interests include debating, travel, and animals.

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A tempest of water,
 thrashing at my face
A trickling stream,
enjoying lazy days
A vast ocean,
Dancing in the breeze
A silent pond
Encased by reeds
A night-time’s storm
Lashing on the window pane
A little girl
Dancing in the rain

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Reviews, Reviews By You

REVIEW – Alice In Wonderland – Edinburgh

Lynn Schreiber

Founder and Editor at Jump! Mag
A freelance writer, who lives and works in Scotland with her family and fluffy white dog.

Likes: Writing, reading, twitter and chocolate
Dislikes: Negative and angry people

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When Alice sees a snappily dressed white rabbit holding a pocket watch, she knows today is not going to be like any other – an adventure is beginning!   Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and tumble into Wonderland – a place where everyone and everything seems to be stark raving mad and things keep getting ‘curiouser and curiouser’.
Our JumpJournos, 10 year olds Lily and Morgan were given tickets to go and see the stage show in Edinburgh. It runs till 31st December 2016 and tickets are still available here.

Alice in Wonderland – Review by Lily

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an extra-ordinary book and this retake of it is brilliant.

It was so funny; I laughed basically the whole way through. I laughed at the props as well as the jokes.

The costumes were amazing and you could see all the work that had been put into them. All the costumes had their own personality as well as the actor’s personality.

The actors expressed themselves so well, it felt like I was in wonderland. The show had transported me into Alice’s world.

 

Alice in Wonderland

Photo credit Drew Farrell

 

My favourite character was the Mock Turtle because she was so sad and then happy. If I say the Mock Turtle was my favourite, then I have to mention the Griffin. The Griffin worked so well with the turtle but also the actors all worked in harmony. There were no problems or accidents on stage, the actors just worked together so well.

In the end, it was a great show.

 

Alice in Wonderland – Review by Morgan

It was a brilliant play and it felt like you were really in it. It was full of adventures and mysteries. Also when the crew had to swap scenery you didn’t notice them move. They just blended in with the play.

Alice in Wonderland

Photo credit Drew Farrell

At the end, they really connected with the play and were throwing confetti everywhere. It was an amazing play and I give it ****** stars because of everything and I can’t wait to see it again.

 

Disclosure
Our JumpJournos were given free tickets to see Alice In Wonderland – By Lewis Carroll, in a new version created and directed by Anthony Neilson, Composer Nick Powell – shown at the Lyceum in Edinburgh from  

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Written By You

Connection Infection – Poetry by Kids

poetry by kids

Chloe

Chloe is 12 years old and enjoys cooking (foreign/innovative foods) photography, reading, and writing poetry. She takes part in rugby, dance (ballet and contemporary), running, hockey, netball, trampolining, skiing, and triathlons. Her interests include debating, travel, and animals.

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News scrolling on a bright screen

Eyes scanning down a magazine

Locked up in a daydream

Obsessed by the latest Instagram post I’ve seen

I’m infected with a virus

That I can’t get out of my head

It’s got me going crazy

At least; that’s what the comments said

Hairstyles and creations

‘Urgent’ messages from relations

The latest trends and how to cook

Living life by an electronic book

I’m infected with a bug

That’s connected to my hands

That’s left me solitary

Unware of and blind to the past

We used to talk face to face

Of politics, clothes and space

But then you were replaced

By a cruel-minded interface

My alarm’s a notification

I’m dictated by cold metal parts

My day scheduled on reaching the leader boards

The social media bug has infected my heart

 

 

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Poetry By You, Written By You

A Poem – Sadness is a Storm

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This poem was sent to us by one of our talented young readers, 14 year old Rebekah.

Sadness is a storm.

A clap of thunder,

As you howl and wail,

Yet through it all,

You still prevail.

Nothing withstands

The heart of the tempest.

Ominous clouds loom,

Lightning flashes.

Light still gets through.

It gives you a glimpse,

Of hope pure and true

All’s well once more,

With the subsiding of the storm.

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Things I Would Tell My 11 Year Old Self

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We asked 16 year old Poppy what advice she’d give to her 11 year old self, and this is what she told us.

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