Nature Metaphors

Posted April 22, 2011 & filed under Poem of the Day.

I am the koala that climbs. 
You are the wind that flows through the trees. 
I certainly am flowers in the meadow. 
There is not a doubt that you are the wolf that runs, 
but I am the sound of birds that sing in the morning, 
and you are the soft stream that flows. 
I am the lemur that swings, 
and you are the eagle that soars. 
I definitely am the breaking dawn, 
and you are the colors of the rainbow. 
I am the silence of night, 
and you are the monkey that howls. 
I am the shepherd’s sheep. 
You are the swaying branches. 
I am the bright blue sky. 
You are the white, clean dove. 
I am the icy mountain. 
You are the fruit that ripens. 
I am the Arctic Circle. 
You are the calmed ocean. 
I am the soft, sweet sand. 
You are the sound of joy. 
I am the lion that sleeps. 
You are the shark that moves forward. 
I am the shining fish. 
You are the nature of the world. 

by Antonio, 3rd grade

Photo by semuthutan via Flickr

Happy Earth Day! This poem is featured as part of the 2011 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 learn more.