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Chrissie Gittins' poetry for children is rich and varied in both form and subject; her three...
Dawn Meets The Queen
Dawn Meets the Queen
The chandeliers were like upside-down sparkly trees,
the sofas were as long as stretch limousines.
I sunk, waist-deep, in red carpet,
nibbled miniature scones.
Watched by her Rembrandt and Vermeer
the Queen came near. She smiled.
“And which school are you from?
Are you enjoying your visit?”
I ran to my teacher.
“I’ve just spoken to THE QUEEN!”
My mouth was as wide as Japan.
“Really, she’s just like my Nan!”
from <i>The Humpback’s Wail</i> (Rabbit Hole Publications, 2010), © Chrissie Gittins 2010, used by permission of the author
Chrissie Gittins Reading from Her Poems