Un día vi una mariposa.
Yo me asomé por la ventana, y me salí de la casa.
Yo quería agarrar esa mariposa tan bella.
Corrí y tomé mi bicicleta para poder atraparla.
Después me subí a un avión para poder atraparla.
Luego la toqué y se sintió suave. Pude oler un rico perfume.
Yo escuché a la mariposa que seguia volando.
Mi corazon se sintió feliz de ver a la mariposa rosada tan bella.
Por eso me sentí contenta y feliz.
One day I saw a butterfly.
I looked out the window, and I went out of the house.
I wanted to catch the butterfly, it was so beautiful.
I ran and took my bicycle to try to catch it.
After that I went up in an airplane to try to catch it again,
then I touched the butterfly which felt so soft. I was able
to smell a magnificent perfume.
I heard the butterfly that continued to fly.
My heart felt happy to see the pink butterfly so beautiful.
For all these things I felt so content and happy.
By Emily, Kindergarten
This poem is featured as part of the 2012 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.