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A slideshow to accompany the poem, "I am of the Earth" by Anna Lee Walters, some examples of "I am" Poems and a Model for having your students write them. Model may work best as a printed handout ...

A slideshow to accompany the poem, "I am of the Earth" by Anna Lee Walters, some examples of "I am" Poems and a Model for having your students write them. Model may work best as a printed handout due to size.

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  • Earth Day Poems to Celebrate the Earth
  • I Am of the Earth by Anna Lee Walters
  • i am of the earth …
  • she is my mother …
  • She bore me with pride She reared me with love
  • she pushed the wind to make it sing …
  • she built me a house of harmonious colors …
  • She fed me the fruits of her fields
  • she rewarded me with memories of her smiles
  • she punished me with the passing of time
  • And at last, when I long to leave …
  • She will embrace me for eternity …
  • I Am of the Earth by Anna Lee Walters
    • I AM
    • I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. I wonder what I, and the world, will be like in the year 2000. I hear silence pulsing in the middle of the night. I see a dolphin flying up to the sky. I want the adventure of life before it passes me by. I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. I pretend that I'm the ruler of the world. I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. I touch the sky, the stars, the moon, and all the planets as representatives of mankind. I worry about the devastation of a nuclear holocaust. I cry for all the death and poverty in the world I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. I understand the frustration of mot being able to do something easily. I say that we are all equal. I dream of traveling to other points on the earth. I try to reach out to poor and starving children. I hope that mankind will be at peace and not die out. I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. --SANDY MAAS
    • I am a carefree girl who loves horses. I wonder if there ever was a horse that could fly. I hear the stomping of a hundred mustangs on the desert in Arabia. I see a horse with golden wings soaring into the sunset. I want to ride swiftly over a green meadow. I am a carefree girl who loves horses. I pretend to be an Olympic jumper. I feel the sky pressing down on me as I ride along a sandy shore. I touch the clouds on a winged horse. I worry that I'll fall off and become paralyzed. I cry when a colt dies. I am a carefree girl who loves horses. I understand that I will not be able to ride every day of my life. I say, let all horses roam free. I dream about the day when I have a horse of my own. I try to be the best rider in the world. I hope to ride all my life. I am a carefree girl who loves horses. --ELLY TATUM
  • I AM--MODEL FIRST STANZA I am (two special characteristics about you and nature) I wonder (something you are actually curious about) I hear (an imaginary sound or a sound in nature) I see (an imaginary sight or a sight in nature) I want (an actual desire) I am (the first line of the poem repeated) SECOND STANZA I pretend (something you actually pretend to do ) I feel (a feeling about something in the natural world) I touch (an imaginary touch) I worry (something that really bothers you) I cry (something that makes you very sad) I am (the first line of the poem repeated) THIRD STANZA I understand (something you know is true) I say (something you believe in) I dream (something you actually dream about) I try (something you really make an effort about) I hope (something you actually hope for) I am (the first line of the poem repeated)