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For the Birds!

Today, we read some favorite poems and realized we had a bird theme going for the day. I asked the students to write a bird poem in five minutes and we liked the results:

a rotting wood sign
i see it through my window
he Bellows out
I see him through my window
a snake Recoils, ready
i see him through my window
Do garbage people wake up very early
i see through your window
why haven’t you done your dishes?
–Cade Giordano

Cocked quick movements,
Swift like sunlight
Flashing through ragged leaves in winter.

Feet, clawed,
tiny, strong,
perch, grasp,
leap.

A small body made large by
Spread wings, impossible to
Follow with the eye.
Just, in a corner,
a rustle of movement,
like following the flickering light of a firefly.

A few Feet away, a glimpse into its eye.
–Clara Brandt

wings flutter like a Beating heart
filling the planet’s Internal skies
creating their own woRk of art
their night flight reflected in Dusky eyes
–Beth McDougall