Love Poem for a Cloud

Posted May 20, 2016 & filed under Notebook, Poem, Student Writing.

In the morning when the sun rises I imagine you

as someone I love who has passed away.

My eyes hunt for you when I am sad or mad.

I cherish your lovely whiteness.

You make my eyes water with happiness.

I adore your fluffiness that is softer than a dog.

Nothing will separate us, not even the wind that howls.

Our love is stronger than a lollipop.

I cherish you like a dog who cuddles with me.

In the evening I look up into the dark sky to find you.

I wait to read you a book.

By Kennedy, 2nd Grade

Tracking

Posted April 9, 2015 & filed under Poem, Poem of the Day, Student Writing.

 

 

I track the clouds

in the sky

as they fly

I track birds

in the trees

as they sing

I track ants

on the ground

where they crawl

I track my cat

on the fence

where he slinks

 

By Tricia, 2nd grade

 

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Alonna Johnson, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Faculty is Rolethia McKelvey, piano teacher. The background music is Sidewalk Shade” by Kevin McCleod, Incompetech.com. Produced by Susan Phillips.

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Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and KPFT 90.1.

 

Original post: January 26, 2015

Former WITS student on American Idol tonight

Posted February 9, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

Former WITS student Christian Spear will continue to compete tonight for her chance to become the next American Idol. Christian wowed the judges in Dallas two weeks ago with her rendition of “All I Can Do is Cry” by Etta James, earning a unanimous vote and a golden ticket to continue on to the Hollywood portion of the competition. We wish her the best of luck as she continues to share her voice with America.

Below is a poem written by Christian as part of her WITS class in 2003.

The Sky and the Clouds

The clouds are so beautiful as they
move across the sky, although they
look as if they are prancing.
The light blue sky turns darker
when day ends.

The clouds in the day time look
as if they are prancing on the
sky, although the sky looks like a
thick blue blanket.

[top photo from americanidol.com; lower photo by reiusu via flickr]

Dance in the Clouds

Posted September 22, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

Come with me to the clouds.
We can go to the last one,
and you’ll smell fresh air.
We can jump and make it rain.
We can fly in the air
then talk to the birds.

We’ll talk to rain drops.
It will feel relaxing.
You’ll hear the thunder go
boom, boom, boom.
It will make you crazy.
Be careful with the lightning
or you’ll be gone forever.

You will never want to go home.
Tell the red bird if you want to go.

by ShaCari, 3rd grade

photo by plan 10 on flickr

Dance in the Clouds

Posted November 10, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

cloud-by-jennifer-kurtz-via-flickr

Come with me to the clouds.
We can go to the last one,
and you’ll smell fresh air.
We can jump and make it rain.
We can fly in the air
then talk to the birds.

We’ll talk to rain drops.
It will feel relaxing.
You’ll hear the thunder go
boom, boom, boom.
It will make you crazy.
Be careful with the lightning
or you’ll be gone forever.

You will never want to go home.
Tell the red bird if you want to go.

by ShaCari, 3rd grade

[photo by Jennifer Kurtz via flickr]

Cloud

Posted August 20, 2007 & filed under Notebook.

I wish I could take abig-cloud.jpg
fluffy cloud home
and feel the softness.
I wish I could take
a cloud home and bounce
on it like a trampoline.
I wish I could go home,
lie on my bed, and
use a white fluffy
cloud as a pillow.
I wish I could keep
a cloud forever.

by Marden, 2nd grade