The World’s Longest Apple Poem?

Not to be outdone by the ‘Longest Apple Peel’ competition happening just behind me, last Saturday at St Nick’s (aka St Nicholas Fields/York Environment Centre) I presided over the writing of  ‘The World’s Longest Apple Poem’.

Anneliese presiding over the creation of the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day, 2011

Anneliese presiding over the creation of the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day, 2011

The poem was called ‘The Amazing Adventures of Pip the Apple Seed’, and as Apple Day wore on, more …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

and more …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

and more people came to add their couplet to the poem …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem at St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem at St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

The poem got longer …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

and longer …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

And Pip’s adventures became more …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

and more amazing …

Adding to the World's Longest Apple Poem, St Nick's Apple Day 2011

Adding to the World’s Longest Apple Poem, St Nick’s Apple Day 2011

Until finally, the poem we created was this long:

The Amazing Adventures of Pip the Apple Seed - The World's Longest Apple Poem?

The Amazing Adventures of Pip the Apple Seed – The World’s Longest Apple Poem?

And if you’d like to read the poem, and find out what amazing adventures Pip the Apple Seed had, then click here.

Thank you to everyone who joined in creating such an amazing adventure for Pip the Apple Seed. And to all involved in putting on a wonderful Apple Day at St Nick’s. (Especially the person who booked such gorgeous sunny weather for the event.)

Apple Day at St Nick's 2011

Apple Day at St Nick’s 2011

At the end of the day, one little girl who’d helped write the poem handed me a note on which she’d written:

‘Thank you for organising apple day. This is the best day I ever had.’

I hadn’t anticipated ending Apple Day with tears in my eyes, but I did when I read that.

If you’d like some poetical fun injecting into your event, contact me

Anneliese Emmans DeantheBigBuzz – Bringing Poetry to Life

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4 thoughts on “The World’s Longest Apple Poem?

  1. Thanks for publishing the link for “The World’sLongest Apple Poem” Big Buzz! It was a fun read and I look forward to seeing how it continues next year!

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