Poetry Friday: Elliott, age 9

March 5th, 2010

Today’s PF is once again courtesy of Randi Allison. Thanks, Randi!

I am from the quiet sea of Canada.
The white snow sparkles brightly.
If you don’t know Canada, then you can’t know the snow.

I am from the quiet sea of Canada.
The long green grass shivers silently from the wind.
If you don’t know Canada, then you can’t know the prairie.

I am from the quiet sea of Canada.
The skies go on and on for as long as you can see.
If you don’t know Canada, then you can’t know the skies.

I am from the quiet seas of Canada.

Elliott
age 9

Inspired by the read aloud of David Bouchard’s:  If You’re Not From the Prairie

Entry Filed under: Poetry Friday

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. memg  |  March 9th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Super poem , Elliott! I just covered the text with my 7th graders and am hope to get as much from them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 2. laurasalas  |  March 10th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Well, this is just stunning repetition and imagery. I love it. I may even use it as a model poem for the 4th graders I’ll be working with next month.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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