In My Backyard

Posted September 11, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

In my backyard

branches play music like flutes

the grass sways and dances

rocks play hide-and-seek

leaves race in the wind

and the dirt just sleeps.

By Lillian, 2nd grade

To Live Without

Posted April 10, 2013 & filed under Poem of the Day.

 

To live without air,

to live without water,

I would love to love you,

but a little less.

To live without you is like

A fish that lives without water.

Give me your attention:

A bird that flies without the sky,

A flower that grows without the earth,

To live without your love

Is to live without living.

By Margaret, 2nd Grade

[audio http://wits.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/08-to-live-without-4-10-13.mp3]

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Jordan Dora, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

This poem is featured as part of the 2013 A Poem a Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more. 

Special thanks to Susan Phillips, an independent radio producer in Houston, who recorded and produced all the poems for the WITS A Poem a Day campaign.  

The Rhinocerosaur

Posted April 5, 2013 & filed under Poem of the Day.

 

The Rhinocerosaur is half rhino,

Half T-Rex. He is now extinct

From the Houston Arboretum,

But he still lives in a training center

In my backyard.

I got him from an egg

That was in the ground

He smells like cologne

And feels slimy.

My Rhinocerosaur loves to perch.

He makes a luko-liko sound.

I have to use sign language

To talk to him.

By Damien, 2nd Grade

[audio http://wits.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/05-the-rhinocerosaur-4-51.mp3]

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Mia Coyle, a 7th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

This poem is featured as part of the 2013 A Poem a Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more. 

Special thanks to Susan Phillips, an independent radio producer in Houston, who recorded and produced all the poems for the WITS A Poem a Day campaign.  

Bunny in the Grass

Posted March 27, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

When I walk through tall grass

I pretend I see a bunny

Hop, hop, hoppity, hop

I chase him and find out

where he likes to hide

I am quiet so I don’t make

him mad

When it’s time to go home

I hop

By Jillian, 2nd grade