How to Sing

Posted May 14, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

Thank you, deer,
for giving us food.

Thanks, birds, for
teaching us how
to sing and
teaching us
how to fly!

Thank you, snake,
for teaching us
how to creep!

Ben, 2nd grade

 

art by Charley Harper

The Snake Slithered Through the Garden

Posted April 28, 2007 & filed under Poem of the Day.

The snake slithered through the garden,
The buzz of a bee,
The ribbit of a frog,
Scream.

The snake slithered through the garden,
The roar of a lion,
The dance of war,
Scream.

The snake slithered through the garden,
The oak tree whispers in the wind,
The beach’s salty rain poring down,
Frightened.

The snake slithered through the garden,
No where to run,
No where to hide,
Scared.

The snake slithered through the garden,
Blue,
Black,
Spots.

The snake slithered through the garden,
Anger,
Fear,
Hope.

The snake slithered through the garden,
Mars,
Moon,
Lost.

The snake slithered through the garden.

Nicole, 9th grade