|Earlier this week, on Field Day. EK is on the left.|
I'm not writing much right now, but the first graders at my school sure are! They are doing a poetry unit, and every time I walk through their classroom, I get to hear a little poetry. Today I'm featuring the work of EK, one of our seven year old poets. Please notice the influence of Langston Hughes' "April Rain Song" in the last line of each of her poems.
Marshmallows are like
a soft comfy pillow.
It makes your mouth
feel like love.
They make me laugh
inside my belly.
You can feel the warmth of fire
after you taste it.
And I love marshmallows.
Flowers are like a beautiful butterfly
Their petals are like a velvet pillow.
They are like a fairy house,
Their seeds are as cute as baby hedgehogs,
And I love flowers!
I can hear the rain
tapping on my shoulder to get my attention
I can hear the rain singing
with the rustling leaves
and the wind,
And I can hear it crying
when it has to let the sun out,
And the sun has a bright juicy smile.