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Apirana Taylor’s visit to Wainuiomata Library

Posted by Mereana Brown, 18 Sep 2016
Posted in: 2EC - Extension English Class

On Friday 26th August, students from our English Extension class visited Wainuiomata library to hear Apirana Taylor perform his poems and stories for National Poetry day.
We went and sat at our seats, then students from Wainuiomata High School shared their intriguing and funny poems that they had composed. Then one of our classmates Unique stood up to present her own short poem inspired by one of Apirana Taylors which we had studied in class.

After that, Apirana Taylor ventured up to the stage and amazed us with his wonderful poems. All of us who attended were very impressed by his talent for poetry and storytelling, he was very inspirational and at times a little scary with his deep gruff voice.

Once he had finished we asked him questions and took photos with him. He also left me with a poem, written on a paper aeroplane:
Ha!

On a plate

On a table

Half a pork

Chop.

The short poem I received from Apirana Taylor

The short poem I received from Apirana Taylor

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