School’s out!  It’s time to celebrate.  In addition to going to a summer fest, we invite you to throw a party for poetry!

 That’s right.  Grab a pencil and go to town!  You’ve got all the time in the world to play with words. No tests, no teachers.  Just you and the wide world of words.  So, invite some friends and see what your collective brains spurt out!

Here is one 4th grader’s “word party” poem to inspire you:  

Celebrate words for the fun of it!

In the middle of your brain is a word warrior.

It spurts out words like neon rain and crunch of gold.

Tangled, loopy.

Frizzy, iggily.

Words are an ancient song of praise.

Busy or slow?  Crowded or desolate?

East or west?  Left or right?

My world of words, a personal world.

I’m keeping its eyes and ears open!

Can you see under my skin?

I have blood cells of words.

I keep my promises.

It’s time to head home.

See you at next year’s celebration of words!

By Clarissa, age 10

by Marcia Chamberlain, Writers in the Schools

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