Month: May 2015
Student Poetry (I’m proud of them)
As the school year ends, I want to share some of the great works of my seventh grade students. They wrote poems about their interests with attention to figurative language and sensory details. Enjoy!
At the Beach
Under the radiant sun all day
my family and I sat and played.
We splashed and scared the fish
as small as fleas.
The water, a beautiful clear blue,
refreshed on this exciting day.
As time went by, we sat together
and let the ocean speak to us
in the pink light of the setting sun.
The Best Day
It was a beautiful day.
The sun was beginning to seep
through the lightly shaded clouds.
Then I rounded third base
my heart racing, as fast
as a fox, I slid home.
There was a long silence …
and then the ump shouted,
The crowd erupted like
a thousand horns in my ear.
My smile was too big to control.
My uniform was covered in soft dirt.
It was the best, most beautiful,
As the sun arose across the way
the water waved to me today.
I lay down in the sand,
eyes straight at the sun.
I covered my eyes while humming along
with the seagulls singing their own song.
I went out into the wilderness
with my boat, hoping
to catch a fish or two.
I cast my bait onto the
cool, blue surface
and lay in wait.
The sweet cicadas
sang their song
all around me.
And I will remember
this day as I walk toward
home with my bass of gold
and a smile.
Thank you for reading our work…
More next week!