Poetry Friday: Fourth Grade Haiku


Thanks goes to Brenda today for hosting Poetry Friday at Friendly Fairy Tales.

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When you walk in the hallways and discover these gems by Mr. Yates fourth graders:

Crackling wood in fire.
terrifying, drifting leaves.
Jumping in cold hay.


Leaves falling off trees
Yellow red leaves soggy wet
Golden marshmallows



Rain makes grass dark green
Leaves are red orange yellow
Rain makes dirt mushy

Rain makes mushrooms grow
Rain drops drip from orange trees
Rain makes trees grow more


 yellow shining leaves
leaves are dancing in the wind
cloudy sunny day

 ~Ethan V.

Fresh crisp Autumn air
Golden leaves surfing the win
The season of pumpkins                          


Windy rainy cold outside
Foggy moist wet cold morning
Squishy soggy grass        


Red rainbow draping.
Golden dancing orange red leaves
Autumn leaf is falling.


Walking down forest,
Feeling chills flowing down back,
Sun light shining down


Bright orange sun setting
Golden yellow leaves falling
Slight breeze flowing


Orange red gold-en green
Crun-chy bright color-full hap-py
Blue wet yel-low wind.

~Sean C


Bright blue sunny day
Falling dancing twirling leaves
Golden yellow leaves


Big soft leaves on trees
Gold soft leaves in the back yard
Orange pumpkins on porch


Spider webs with dew,
Frosty trees with yellow leaves,
Hot apple cider


Green grass is growing
Deep violet  shades purple
Big fat round pumpkins.


Foggy  Misty air
purple leaves rain golden sun
Burning hot cocoa


Golden leaves falling
orange pumpkins rolling down hill
pumpkins growing big


Twilit road,cool sheets,pillow
trees turn orange,red,brown.


Dark blue stormy day.
Cracking smacking breaking sticks.
Red orange crunchy leaves.


Trick-or-treat my friend
Cold breeze feels winter to day
Orange pumpkins round off.


Falling leaves golden
Trees, birds flying, foggy air,
Glow jack o’ lanterns.



Scarecrows stuck in hay.
Jack O’Lanterns on porch deck
Crows saying caw caw.


Red blue drifting leaves
Leaves dropping from maple trees
Yellow shining leaves




Poetry Friday: Still I Rise by Maya Angleou


Jama is graciously hosting Poetry Friday with a poem of hope.  We need these poems to end a week of dark and sadness.

I’ve spent this week focusing in on kindness and the beauty of small things.  We will drive to the coast  for the holiday and load up on negative ions (See Here).

Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise has been in my head and heart all week especially, the first and last stanzas.

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

The poem in its entirety is HERE.

These are words which soothe my soul this week.

Happy poetry.

Happy Friday.