Oh, have you ever trifled with
a juicy tree treasure?
Oh, have you owned
an orange orb?
Oh, have you conjured
a clementine,
With all its juicy jumble?
The delicate flavors
tango on the tongue,
spraying their
supple sweetness.
Tangy but tart
tree treasure from
the earth—
the Courageous Clementine!

by Jacob, 3rd grade

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  1. Dick

    There’s a wonderful freshness in the poem free of influence & convention. Jacob will need careful nurturing if education – or rather schooling – is to be prevented from stifling that strong, clear voice.


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