Jim, The Adventurer

Posted October 23, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

There once was an adventurer. His name was Jim. He ventured all over the world with his love for petals and poems. He traveled to Madagascar in search of a rare red-and-black flower to press onto a poem he thought of in a dream.

The next day happened to be August 29th. He wrote the first part of his poem in pen and finished it in pencil. Then he pressed the petals in last.

The first line of the poem was, “I am lost in the deep, dark purple sea of my heart.”

by Aaron, 3rd grade

Ode to Poetry

Posted October 23, 2007 & filed under Notebook.

O poem, you bring light
to my dark world.

O poem, you open my mind
to different things.

O poem, your words of wisdom
are like a saint.

O poem, you bring the gift of laughter
to my family and me.

O poem, each time I read you
you give me a chance in the spotlight.

O poem, when I read you,
it’s like I read God’s
spiritual mind.

O poem, you are like a chipmunk
wandering in the wild.

by Jose, 4th grade