Senses Poems

By Josie Whitehead


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Children Playing by the Sea


By Josie Whitehead

Seaside Sensations

When you go to the seaside, what do you see?
The rumbling, tumbling waves of the sea?
     The seagulls that fly overhead in the skies?
     I think you’ll be glad of your wonderful eyes.

Then your nose tells you things when you go to the sea:
And the first is the smell of the fish at the quay.
     The breeze from the sea brings sweet smelling air
     That cools your hot skin and ruffles your hair.

What tastes can be found on your day at the sea?
Fish and chips, ice cream  -  a good cup of tea?
     Our Mum’s packed a picnic with good things to eat:
     Both savoury sandwiches and fruit that is sweet.

Can you hear those loud waves that crash on the beach
And from far up on high, hear those noisy gulls screech?
     Now listen again:  Human children at play!
     I’d say they are having a wonderful day.

Feel the sand on the beach as it tickles your toes.
Feel the spray from the sea as it reaches your nose.
     Feel the wind on your face and the heat of the sun!
     Now, without your five senses, life wouldn’t be fun!

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