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What are Bubbles?

The Art of Popping Bubbles

Bubbles possess a magical quality that captivates children. I recall bathtimes with my son as a baby, splashing with delight, reaching out to catch each shimmering bubble. As he grew older, I introduced him to the art of popping bubbles in the playground. Years later, the sight of a single floating rainbow still evokes squeals of delight.

Bubbles have found their way into numerous children’s stories and verse. One of my favourites is Song of the Witches: ‘Double, double toil and trouble’ which describes the bubble of a witches cauldron. The poem’s crackling and peculiar word choices roll off the tongue and present a wonderful opportunity to discuss spooky scenes and magic potions. Plus, you know, it is never too early to introduce kids to Shakespeare!

In my poem, What Are Bubbles?, bubbles serve as a metaphor for the wondrous adventures of childhood. Children possess an innocent perspective, where everything is ripe with excitement, and fearlessness reigns supreme. Bubbles encapsulate these precious moments, symbolising the wide-eyed exploration that defines childhood.

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