The Colorful Vowels

Posted September 29, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

Red A, Blue E, Green I,

Maroon O, White U

A, a hot summer day in

The dazzling desert, coyotes seeing

Red in their eyes, kangaroo boxing in a hot stage arena.

E, an Easter day with an egg

In the green magical grass,

With leprechauns sliding down

A colorful rhythm.

I, the eyes of an eagle

Catching its prey, feeding

The soaring of her heart, an iguana

In her interesting life.

O, an octopus under the caves

Of a shark, experiencing the underwater life

As a shark hunts to eat.

U, an amazing angel

Taking away u and all of the other

Amazing vowels over a beautiful sunset.

By Frank, 4th Grade

Explaining Colors

Posted April 9, 2008 & filed under Poem of the Day.


Red is the color of lava bursting out of a volcano.

Black is the color of a cave where the deadly bats live.

Gray is the color of metal that holds things together.

Brown is the color of mountains high in the sky.

Green is the color of leaves hanging on a tree.

Blue is the color of waves in the sea.

Yellow is the color of the sun out in space.

Purple is the color of wild berries hanging on a bush,

And white is the color of stars high above me.

By Raphael, age 6

[photo by My empress via Flickr]

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