Azul (Blue)

Posted January 8, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

Azul, que bailas en el cielo
Azul, las cachapas de Venezuela
Azul, como “Mary”
Alas de un pájaro
Azul, el pelaje
Que te oigo
En el mar
Como si ves el bien
En un Dios
Te veo
Como amor

Blue, you are dancing in the sky.
Blue, the cachapas of Venezuela
Blue, like the “Mary”
Wings of a bird
Blue, the hair
That I hear you
In the sea
Like if you see the good
in God
I see you
Like Love

by Paola, 2nd Grade


Posted April 30, 2010 & filed under Poem of the Day.


12 pale silhouettes dancing
in a moonlit courtyard
glistening under a gossamer fog.
That is why the sky is blue. A rather
odd remark. The silhouettes were clouds
swaying in the moonlit courtyard of the sky.
The low, gossamer fog danced, made blue
silhouettes resembling the sky.
The sky danced in the tall, pale cedar tree
that shined like the gray chimes that
hung from it. In the magnolia tree,
flowers blooming with small petals
curling in circles like the sky in
which the blue world began.

By Zoe, 4th grade
[photo by kevin dean via flickr]

Originally published on July 8, 2009.

apad2This poem is featured as part of the 2010 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.

The Blue

Posted September 20, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

The blue
The coral,
Texture of the shell.
It looks
Fish that
Are sad.
The feel
Is lonely
The sky,
So quiet,
The rocks,
All so

By Madison, 3rd grade
[photo by Corica via flickr]


Posted March 12, 2008 & filed under Notebook.


in the forest

blue shirts and jeans swishing past me,
the smell of sweat in the air,
the blue cloud-free sky above me,
the sound of running feet,
while kids’ hands are at work picking
berries and dumping them in baskets,
the feelings of happiness and excitement inside
me mixing and making me want to stay


by Jana, 4th Grade

Sky by D.J.

Posted February 6, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

the sky is like a blanket of blueindigo-by-scottwills-via-flickr.jpg

a patch of blue on my quilt

like a pocket on my shirt

a shirt that is blue

it looks like the ocean

the ocean from the window of a plane

like a big blob of paint on a canvas

on a big white canvas

like a folder of blue

like a blue ink pen

like a blue crayon

by D.J., 7th Grade

(photo by Scott Wills via flickr)