Exploring poetry at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library

Blog post by Aswathy Karnaver

The poetry workshop at Schoolkutti Children’s Library turned out to be an exciting journey of discovery for the young participants. On the guided tour with poet Soni Somarajan, they started out with crafting one-line poems from own names and went ahead to explore the fascinating world of poetry through DIY sessions, readings and interaction.


And there was no stopping them, once ideas and words took wings. Shape poems were born round the outlines of fruit, ice cream, balloon and what not! An inspired little poet penned a bold line exhorting peace between nations. It led to a discussion on the power of poetry and the story behind a little poem that inspired many a heart- We Shall Overcome – and before long the class joined in a chorus.


The aspiring poets all vowed to start their poetry journal and promised to call up Uncle Poet to read out their latest entries. And sure enough, a little girl rushed back in to show her new poem, inspired by the rain that had started to fall as she waited for her mother to pick her up.


by Aswathy Karnaver