Friday, December 3, 2010

Poetry Friday

I am very excited about today’s Poetry Friday which is at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Three years ago our district started a poetry competition for grade K to 5 and the winning poems are published in a poetry collection. Poems are submitted in the spring and in the autumn students, parents and teachers find out if the young poets will be published. Last night was the book reception and poetry reading. Two of my boy poets are now published poets. They did an awesome job reading to a packed auditorium. Below are their poems. I hope you enjoy them. The first one is on the Welcome Page.

Books are ways to escape reality,
ways to feel joy in times of pain
Books are portals to other worlds
      waiting to be opened
         waiting to be read
      waiting to be enjoyed
       waiting to be explored.

Ethan (currently a fifth grade)

The Full Moon

The full moon casts and eerie glow on the ground
Lighting the night for the horned owl to find its prey
Telling people it is time to turn into werewolves
It lures us to sleep with its glow
That’s the moon.

Nicholas (currently in fourth grade)

Both boys are very high readers. Last year there were many times when I had to say “Put the book down. Do something else.” Never thought I’d say that as a teacher.


Carol said...

Kyle, thanks for sharing this. And congrats to your published poets! Didn't make it to the reading last night because I was at the East Football Banquet, but I will be heading over to Tattered Cover to pick up my copy this weekend!

Mrs. Smith said...

Well...all that great reading shows up in these marvelous poems. Thank you for sharing!

Mary Lee said...

Hooray for your young writers!

laurasalas said...

Hehe--you sound just like my dad at the end of your post.

These are terrific--and how wonderful that your district has a poetry competition!

My favorite lines are:

waiting to be explored


Lighting the night for the horned owl

Excellent work, guys!

Pam Torres said...

That is so cool! There is nothing like the honesty in a young writer. Glad I found your blog!