To Do List for the Future

Have a think about all of the things you love to do, especially things that might be difficult to do if you can’t leave the house, or have lots to do. Think also about things that you want to do with your life later on, places you want to visit or things you want to learn. You can dream as big or as small as you want.

Then have a go at writing a poem called ‘To Do List for the Future.’ 

Start your poem in the same was as ‘Swineherd,’ so begin ‘When this is over, I mean to…’ and then describe some of the things on the list you just made. Think back to how Ní Chuilleanáin describes each item – it’s not just a list of things, it’s a description of feelings and actions. 

Take 10 minutes to have a go.