The Rainbow at the Beach

Posted April 19, 2011 & filed under Poem of the Day.

I see with my artist’s eyes a rainbow in the sky.
It has lots of color:
Blue, purple, pink, orange, red, white, and green.
I am at the beach. At first, the water is cold.
Then the water turns hot.
My mom gets into the water.
It’s cold for her, and then it’s hot.
Then, as we swim,
the rainbow goes away.

by Melanie, 2nd grade

Photo by tomt6788 via Flickr

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.

The Rain

Posted June 11, 2010 & filed under Notebook.


[Photo by Wari via Flickr]

Rush of water
Coming down to us from the skies
After rain, rainbow

By Yerulan
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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My Little Life

Posted April 3, 2008 & filed under Poem of the Day.

Before I was born,
my mom had a rabbit
that died for me to be born.
My dad wanted a thunderstorm
so when I woke I could see
my first rainbow.
On the day I was born,
my mom had drops of water
coming from her eyes. My dad
was so very happy to see
his first daughter.
When I was small,
I always held my lips
in the way I wanted to be kissed.
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I liked to scrunch up my toes.
Now I am eight,
and I am happy
to see the world.

By Isabella, age 8

[photo by 10 sec Rule. via flickr]