Welcome to Poetry Friday. You host today is at Laura Purdie Salas’ Writing the World for Kids.
So one thing that makes me happy to be a teacher is when a classroom teacher shares a student poem.
This is a student new to our school.
if I live I die
can it be god calling us
can leaves share future
You have until October 15 to nominate a poetry book for the CYBILS award.
Interesting poem, Jone – hopeful, and yet… Student voices are always so fascinating to try to decipher.
I love that a new student feels comfortable writing a very personal poem. The teacher must have gained a lot of trust, & that’s great. Thanks, Jone.
Big ponderings in a small, lovely, mysterious poem…Thanks for sharing, Jone!
Jone, MacKenzie’s poem is deep for a 4th grader. I am wondering how she decided to connect life and death with a natural object. I hope that you are submitting a finding fall for Autumn’s Palette and also asking a student to join in the fun.
For your student:
die is in all live
who but god to call us home
leaves are only now
Mary Lee’s response is spot-on. I agree about the blanket of trust it seems this student is wrapped in at your school/class.