Reading Inside

Posted January 28, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

I remember reading inside the cool living room on a hot summer day,
With my mom cutting fresh lettuce for dinner tonight,
With my grandmother humming an old song like a radio.
I remember reading inside the cool living room on a hot summer day,
With hundreds and hundreds of feet of damp grass in front of my eyes,
With the smooth eaves shaking as a light breeze blows, dancing on the wonderful stage.
I remember reading inside the cool living room on a hot summer day,
With my cousin playing a beautiful piano song,
With my mind calming down and my heart full of peace.
I feel there’s something around me, like a color.
Did you notice?

By Ashley, 6th grade

Photo by Chiot’s Run via Flickr

El Libro [The Book]

Posted March 27, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

memories-come-back-by-hope0400-via-flickr.jpgEl libro es como una flor,
libro hermoso.
Mínimo bosque. Huele
tu papel a elemento.
Te miras como una estrella.
De a dónde vienes?
Del mar frío y
salado. Bonito como

una mariposa, brillante
como el sol. Suave
como un conejo. Reflejado
en el agua. Eres
mi amistad. Huele
tu cuento a árbol. Tienes
páginas como una nube.
Algunas veceseres verde como
el monte. Tienes animales dentro de tí.
El libro es fabuloso.

The Book (Translation)

The book is like a flower,
beautiful book.
Small forest.
Your paper smells
like the elements.
Where do you come from?
From the cold and salty
sea. Beautiful like a

butterfly, shiny like the sun,
soft like a rabbit.
Reflected on water.
You are my friendship.
Your story smells like a tree.
You have pages like clouds.
Sometimes
you are green like the grass.
You have animals inside you.
My book is fabulous.

by Giselle, 3rd Grade

[photo by hope0040 via flickr]