Into the Great Unknown

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photo courtesy of pixabay I would sail on a wooden blue boat with a flag waving in the wind I would jump a fast-moving train whooshing over the land I would pilot a small plane over and above the clouds I would tunnel under the earth where the ants crawl I would go bravely into the great… Read more »

The Perfect View

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photo courtesy of pixabay The sky Gray But not too much so ‘is not gloomy but relaxed The wind Light For I feel it’s softly tugging at my paper But even if I let it go the paper wouldn’t Move far. The sun’s light shines dimly Through the clouds The deep green grass catches My eye with… Read more »

Swimming Music

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photo courtesy of pixabay I am Swimming Music. I am diving through the audience’s mind, putting them into a dream of wonder. I gather through the life of a harp. I glide toward the heart, filling the melody. I am a soul among water, among the things I was made for. I charge in to a sea… Read more »

Poetry Takes Over Downtown Houston

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Houston has installed poetry banners throughout downtown. Featured poets include our very own Executive Director, Robin Reagler, and Writers in the Schools students! As you walk through the city make sure you look up to catch the words on these beatiful banners and if you have a chance snap a picture and tag @witshouston!

Mi nombre | My Name

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Es el numero uno. Suena como mariposas, como la naturaleza, como mucha dulzura. Es el viento. Es como el color rosado, como puntos rosados, chiquitas mariposas. Y como hablo en vos baja. Se siente libre. Como estas corriendo afuera en la naturaleza, y el viento soplando, sobre ti hermosos colores de blanco, y arco iris… Read more »

The Forest

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photo courtesy of pixabay The air is within the forest whisper of nature branches with hope within the winds hope will rise and the forest’s fog also wishes for hope in the winds and the trees will grow that strong hope so the sun will rise with loving hope and with care By Taran, 2nd grade  … Read more »

The Music

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photo courtesy of pixabay The sound of the beat fills my ears I can’t believe it’s from my own hands   The stars shine in my face as my fingers follow the music   The music is scarring my face with emotions by my hands are being controlled by the guitar it seems not the other way… Read more »

What Is Beauty?

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photo courtesy of pixabay Beauty is equal to living free in the air. You’re a horse running faster than lightning, Hitting the floor. Your feet are a hammer hitting a tube. Beauty comes from inside your heart. Someone is stealing from you, and you forgive them. Beauty is in nature. Ducks are singing, air whispering, “Relax.” Beauty… Read more »

Sheep

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photo courtesy of pixabay I see the sunset. The trees are blowing, and the leaves are flying. I’m lying down on a hammock. My brother is swinging with me and going back and forth, over and over. The soft silk of the hammock is like a sheep’s fur. I’m catching my breath. I see flowers bloom orange… Read more »

Ode to a Book

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photo courtesy of pixabay Book, you are so special. You are old like my precious grandmother. Toy have been used so much that you’re almost falling apart.   Book, I see you in the library standing strong. When I open you, flip, flip, flip as my imagination turns on.   As I open you, your smell is… Read more »

My Voice

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photo courtesy of pixabay Listen to what I have to say My voice rumbles like thunder My voice sings like a bird I am so powerful My words will melt all the lies The world will learn about my truth Listen to what I have to say I can change the world   By Trish’ia, 6th grade… Read more »

Springtime

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photo courtesy of pixabay.com Spring is coming, winter files are closing. I feel the sparkling beauty with shimmering, warm winds over the hilly hills in California. The clock is ticking till spring is coming. Now the horses are trotting with glee. No chilly winds anymore. The butterflies are sipping warm nectar. The moonscape is coming home. Hello, moonscape. The seasons are coming and going… Read more »

Seawater

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photo courtesy of pixabay.com Splashing, lashing fighting the angry storm with all her might. She leaps over the stars and slays him with one mighty blow. Then all was peaceful and calm, she sought that she ought to be separated, so there would be no slaying unless needed, to slay the next strongest storm. Her… Read more »

Poetry Contest | Bayou Preservation Association

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Middle and high school students from the surrounding Houston area are invited to participate in the 2016 Watershed Awareness Student Contest! The theme is Our Bayous, Our Pollution. Houston- area bayous and waterways lead to Galveston Bay in turn affecting the Gulf of Mexico and its Flower Garden Banks. Help raise awareness about our local watershed and bring attention to the importance… Read more »

Lunar Patterns

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photo courtesy of pixabay.com I never liked knowing that words are limitless. I always like to pretend that stars that left particles in the air were nothing more than tombstones lost to infinity   I never liked thinking that romanticism was the only type of poetry You say that the two are inseparable, but I… Read more »

Mi corazón (My Heart)

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Mi corazón es como un mapa repleto de sueños y lágrimas. Mi corazón es un lugar donde todos pueden hacer amigos y amarse mutuamente. Mi corazón es donde los arrendajos azules cantan en un día soleado de verano. Mi corazón es un lugar donde puedes subir las montañas y sentir la fresca brisa en tu cara Mi corazón… Read more »

The Moments of My Life

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photo courtesy of pixabay.com Two days ago in a white fluffy dress the air was so strong that my dress lifted and twirled the wind. It was not just any wind, it was my friend the wind. The wind was my friend because it was singing a song, it smelled like roses all over again…. Read more »

Congratulations to our prelim slam winners!

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Congratulations to our 21 youth performance poets who will be competing in the Space City Slam Semifinals tomorrow, Saturday, April 9th at 12pm and 3:30pm at Meca Houston (1600 Kane St Houston, TX). 12pm Slam Donald Benji Caleb Biz Calvin Marcus Ashley Jadon Addison Joyane 3:30pm Slam Adam Rukmini Avon Ashlyn Madison Kronic Writer Hailey David… Read more »

Electric Me

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photo courtesy of pixabay.com When I was born, the doctors taught me how to drink straight out of a sippy cup. My voice sounded like a grown man’s. I was outstanding. When I turned one, I could ride a motorcycle and drive a Ford Mustang. I was so strong that whatever I touched would break…. Read more »

Peaceful Night

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photo courtesy of pixabay.com “Ahooooooo!” the wolves howl, transitioning from evening to night. The snow stays cold, with a cool, chilly breeze and howling as we go to sleep. The house starts to get cold as we snuggle up with our blankets. As we sleep, it is very quiet very peaceful, in our countryside. The… Read more »