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From Kookie Magazine, written for 8-12 year olds
Interview with Michelle Worthington,
with questions from children about 'being a poet'
Three Trips Down the River
I – A Bed Time Story
Rainforest children fall
Into green dreams
Embracing nature’s eyes
Releasing their love for salmon.
II- Night Time Wishing
In my heart for
Visions of night fishing with Poppy
Evenings of searching for the perfect spot
Remembering our smiles at my first catch.
III – The Franklin
Revealing wild rivers
In the journeys they inspire
Visions for tourist and visitors
Entranced by nature’s eyes
Recipes are made for protective renewal.
By June Perkins
First Published on Australian Children's Poetry, June 13th 2017
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