National Poetry Day 2022
It’s National Poetry Day again – ken you believe it?
This year’s theme is the environment and we want to share some kenning poetry by our talented young writers.
A kenning is a mini riddle where two words are combined to make a poetic description of something. The epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf uses lots of kennings, for example:
- bone-house = body
- wave-floater = ship
- whale-road = sea
Our young writers have been working on a TOP SECRET nature project. Here are some of brilliant kenning poems they wrote around the theme of nature and the environment. Can you guess what they are describing?
Umar, age 9
Amelie, age 8
Samuel, age 10
Why don’t you try writing your own kenning poem! Don’t forget to share it with us and the wonderful people at National Poetry Day!
Looking for more inspiration? Use our nature writing resource for an outdoor poetry adventure!