The Magic Box

Poems For Children

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A beautiful collection featuring all of Kit Wright’s finest poems. It includes poems from his bestselling and universally loved collections, Hot Dog, Rabbiting On, Cat Among the Pigeons and Great Snakes and many other treasures too.

from The Magic Box

I will put in the box

the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,

fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,

the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.

I will put in the box

a snowman with a rumbling belly,

a sip of bluest water from Lake Lucerne,

a leaping spark from an electric fish.

About Kit Wright

Kit Wright was born in 1944 in Kent. He was educated at Berkhamsted school and New College, Oxford. He taught in a London comprehensive and has spent three years lecturing in English Literature at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. He also worked as Education Secretary to the Poetry Society in London, and was Fellow-Commoner in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge. Kit Wright now devotes all his time to poetry and is well known for his collections and anthologies, including The Magic Box: Poems for Children, as well as being a performer and teacher.

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