Snakes are like rainbows–free download for educators.
My poem Snakes are like rainbows was first published in The School Magazine in April 2003.
At the time, I was a beginning teacher, and I was lying. I hated snakes. But I didn’t want to pass on my fear of one of nature’s creatures, so I challenged myself to think about snakes in a different way.
I was also thinking of my connection to Country—as a white woman living on stolen lands of the Kaurna people. Something I was super aware of, working with Nunga kids at the time.
What a brilliant early Christmas present. My poem about pirate seagulls won a mention in Jackie Hosking’s Spring Poetry Competition. It’s a rhyming poem written for children. Thanks so much to Jackie for the opportunity to strut my rhyming stuff.
One of my musings on philosophy and art has been published in WORDLY Magazine – print edition – Core. Huge thanks to the editors for including my work. You can flip through the magazine online and read my poem ‘And Now, Let Us Paint’, here.
To read some more of my art-inspired poems, go here.