Views of an Apple

Posted January 26, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

The planet Mars with a million craters,
and only one patch of grass
sending hope of life.

A single red sack out of many
in one raspberry.

A glistening yellow light sparkling
from a deep, never-ending hole.

A poppy growing through the graves
in Flanders Fields.

A red beach ball
children toss and kick
on the seashore of Florida.

A creamy waterfall with stones
amid the sunset.
The waterfall flows forever.

Red blood spilled during the Civil War.
Spirits fly out of a hole
angered at the blood spilled.

A volcano with ridges,
ready to erupt.

By Pragya, 5th grade
[photo by Valeriy Novikov via flickr]


Apple Pie

Posted November 2, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I see red apple peels on the counter.
I hear my mom chopping.
I smell cinnamon and brown sugar in the kitchen.
The smell swirls around the room.
I see the crisp crust on the outside.
I know it’s something good for dessert.
It feels like a holiday when I eat it!

by Desiree, 4th grade


Ode to Apples

Posted September 24, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

You’re delicious and nutritious,
and when I open you,
you show me a flower
with five seeds
planted inside.
You’re as soft as silk
and when I make pie crust
to put you in,
I gently put you down.
And it feels like I am wrapping you in a blanket.
You are healthy and
good for my body.
When I bite into you
it feels like a thousand doves swooped me up
and I was lifted to heaven.
You’re so wonderful
and make me joyful.

By Emma, 3rd grade
[photo by _poseidon_ via flickr]