Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

Where’s the Post Office?

Follow the ducklings to Harrington Hill,

turn left at the letterbox,

then right at the mill.

Go straight through the witch wood

and under the yeti;

twice round the roundabout,

once past the jetty.

Skip by the rainbow and over the moon,

straight through to Wednesday

and then – very soon,

you’ll see a small signpost

with a large letter  P

But you’d better go quickly

they shut shop at 3.


24 thoughts on “Where’s the Post Office?

  1. This story was really thrilling we’re did you get the idea 💡 from is it the real way to your post office 🏤 when you were little or even now?😊😊😊👍👍👍

    • Hmm, I’m not sure where the idea came from and it is definitely NOT real. Just imagine if it was?! I’d be in real trouble, Yehanya ⤴⤵➰💢🔜🔚🔝🔛↪↩↕⬇↔⬅↖⬆ Alys 😄😅

  2. Hi Alys,

    I liked the idea of this poem with all the directions and how you even managed to create this into a poem with a great rhythm. Personally, I love taking directions as I have always been good with maps and that’s why I love this poem so much.

    Good Job!!!

    • That’s nice to know, Ranulaka! It was difficult getting the rhythm right so it actually took quite a long time to finish this poem. Well done with your directions. I was hopeless with maps although I’m pretty good now. Getting lost really helps you to learn things 😅😄😆 Alys

  3. Hi Alys,

    Once again, you have written yet another amazing poem. I love the overall idea of this poem with all the directions. Personally, I am horrible at taking directions as I get quite confused and I will most likely forget the directions that they told me. This poem had a great rhythm to it and is a fun one to read.

    Great Job! 👍

    • Thank you for such positive comments, Chomilka. It was very silly writing this poem and I had lots of fun playing with the ideas and the rhymes. I get confused with directions, too. I think I’m getting better though – I hope you do, too!! Alys 😊😆

  4. hi Alys!
    I really really really liked this poem and I liked it
    cause it had a good rhythm and it was a quick
    where did you get your ideas from????????

    • I’m not sure where the ideas come from, Tiaana, but I always keep a notebook ready for when I get a spark!! Then it takes a while to turn my ideas into a poem. Great fun, though. Bye 😊

  5. Dear Alys
    Those directions were very silly and some were impossible like go though Wednesday. But I liked the the ideas they made me laugh.

    • He he he! I’m happy the poem made you laugh, Thinara. I didn’t mean to make the directions so silly but it was such fuuuuuun!! 😎😝 Alys

    • Good question, Vinuk. This poem is filled with very silly directions – I’m not sure anyone will understand them!! 😄😏😝 Alys

  6. dear Alys,
    you should really put this poem onto a book. it would be great. i like the way you put the ways to get to a post office. where did you get the idea???📡

    regards Tirath.

    • Thank you Tirath. I’m not sure where my silly ideas come from. I think I panic when people tell me directions which means I never know where I’m going. Which led me to imagining someone giving me really long, impossible directions…😄 Alys

  7. Hi Alys
    I really like this poem as it filled your head with millions of instructions. I think another way you could have ended this poem would’ve been oh no i think you might have to go tomorrow as it closed ten minutes ago. I wonder who was telling all these instructions. Imagine if you ever get lost and someone tells you load of instructions like this. I love this poem!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Yenuli! I love your idea for a different ending. That would be such fun. I really hate asking for directions because I always get distracted and then miss something…and am always toooooo embarrassed to ask again so go wandering off still not knowing where to go!!!! Waaah. Sigh. Alys 😌😝😢

        • Wow, that’s great Yenuli. It was so lovely to see you guys at the Children’s University event yesterday!! And thank you for forwarding the Diamante poem information and link. I will have to give it a go. And I won’t forget my ‘elephant poem’ promise. Alys 😊😊😊

    • Great comments Nuwin! Don’t you love rhymes?! They are such fun. I’m afraid this poem was very silly. I’m glad you liked it. Alys 😉😃

  8. Hi Alys,
    This was a nice short poem. I enjoyed reading it but got confused where actually the post office is 🤔

    • I can’t believe you were confused! I thought my instructions were very straightforward 😄😌😉 OK – yes, it’s a very silly poem. Alys

  9. Hi Alys,
    I loved your poem but the directions to get to the post office was very confusing. Where did you get the idea of this poem from?

    Japleen 😊

    • I know, Japleen – very confusing. I hope no-one tries to use the directions 😏😲. I’m not sure where the idea came from, I just wanted to write a poem about crazy directions. Alys

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