A SELECTION OF POETRY
From January 13th through
17th, 2014, Thompson students (grades 2 – 5)
were introduced to the book, ...
Mermaid
Mermaids swim down
The deep, deep ocean.
One mermaid is named Korar.
When the people come,
They use a magic stick
...
Brooklyn Bridge
Glows at night
Like a stained-glass window.
Tiny cars zooming by.
Almost an arch.
Not quite an A.
Brooklyn...
Silver
Silver is
the night
of a
full moon
with millions
of stars
lighting the
dark night.
Silver is
an owl
gliding
through...
Six O’Clock, 1936
Charles Burchfield
Ice
Ice. Ice. Slippery Ice.
Skating, jumping, sliding, spinning.
Ice. Ice. Slippery Ice.
Picking, climbing up the ice.
Ice...
Soccer
Soccer
Soccer
Soccer
The best thing
In the world
Soccer
Soccer
Soccer
The greatest

Thing I ever heard.
I can go ou...
The Quiet Night
The sun goes down.
The moon comes out.
The quiet night comes.
Lights go out in houses.
The night sleeps
No...
Books
There is one thing
That makes me say
“Look!”
A book.
Big and small
Short and tall
All and all
A book is
The best thi...
Brooklyn Bridge, Variation on a Theme. 1939
Joseph Stella
A Tent on Fire
A tent on fire
Oh, no!
It is burning hard.
Let’s get out!
Get your stuff.
If you get on fire,
Stop, drop an...
Winter Snow
Winter snow so white and dear.
Prancing over the snow is a deer.
Running toward me, I tremble with fear.
I hea...
Out in the Garden
Out in the garden
Where butterflies fly,
Not one cloud I can see
Up in the sky.
Out in the garden
Where ...
The ice came growing
As the night began to blow.
You may have feared
That something was weird
‘Cause everything has a bear...
Self-Portrait. 1997
Chuck Close
Haiku
Bowl of orange fruit
Sitting there on the table.
Grapefruit, banana.
Ruby
Red, orange, yellow
The colors of the fire
That a magical dragon
Breathes.
Angelica M.
An acrobat swinging through the air
Cats
Rats
Open window
Seven eyes, seven noses, one you
Time for bed
I’m waiting
Center...
Rain
Rain, rain you fall so light
When you drop to the ground
So tight to pull you
Out of the mossy cracks
The droplet of ...
Tar beach. 1988
Faith Ringgold
Kittens
Kitten, kitten so cute
I love cute kittens.
Take kittens from mama, don’t!
Take kittens from the shelter.
Equal to...
Space
Space is black as a powered down room.
But it has night lights
Called the stars.
Ethan
Little lines big lines
Inside lines outside lines
No lines is nothing
Everything is made out of lines
So use lines.
Zoe B
Scribble, scribble
Scribbe dot
It is the color spot.
Elijah
Premier. 1957
Stuart Davis
Summer
S, for the seaside.
U, for up, make your spirits rise.
M, for mowing the lawn.
M, for moving the early dawn.
E, in ...
Flower
She stands quietly
Quietly
She doesn’t make a sound
Quietly
She doesn’t move
Standing still
Quietly.

Anna
Pink pigs
Purple pig
Little pig
Big pig
Pigs fly
Pigs die
Pink pigs
Purple pigs
Little pig
Big pig
How many pigs
Shall I s...
Light, light
Shine the way
Light, light
Light the path
The path to a summer’s laugh.
William
Snow dazzling
Snow you are white and fluffy
You shine in the moon light
And you make everybody happy
On a snow day.
Natali...
Shopping
I buy a pad
I buy s juice
I get them in a bag
And it’s all free
For you.
Hyunsuh
Big
Racing cars
Independent
Driving below the indigo sky
Gripping each side
Enormous.

Anna & Lucca
Nature
Blue sky up above
Red sun in the sky
Green grass down below
Purple flowers standing still
Gray clouds block the sun...
Girl Scout
Girls are the best
I play and rest
Really, really fun
Love playing in the sun
Super duper cool
Candy in a pool
...
Haiku
Winter! Winter! Snow!
Dancing, drifting, twirling, snow!
Come on out to play.
Mannatee J.R. Horse
The Shapes
Triangle
Rectangle
Oval
Square
There is one who
Should not be there.
But sometimes, I wonder
In a shoe, if I sh...
Houses, houses along the street.
Chimneys, vents, pipes
above and below your feet.
It is where you live,
Family to houses....
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Thompson Elementary School Poems in the Library January 2014

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  • Hi! What amazing poems from kids! Where is Thompson Elementary located? I am a BFA Music Composition student at SFU in BC, and I would love to use "Silver" by Selby for lyrics for soprano piece this semester. Send me an email! Thanks, Cheryl colveraATsfu.ca
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Thompson Elementary School Poems in the Library January 2014

  1. 1. A SELECTION OF POETRY From January 13th through 17th, 2014, Thompson students (grades 2 – 5) were introduced to the book, Heart to Heart: New Poems inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, edited by Jan Greenberg. They were then asked to take up to fifteen minutes to write their own poems. These poems are but a few examples of the amazing creativity that came from this activity. Enjoy!
  2. 2. Mermaid Mermaids swim down The deep, deep ocean. One mermaid is named Korar. When the people come, They use a magic stick To make a storm so the people Can’t see them. Anna
  3. 3. Brooklyn Bridge Glows at night Like a stained-glass window. Tiny cars zooming by. Almost an arch. Not quite an A. Brooklyn Bridge. Amanda
  4. 4. Silver Silver is the night of a full moon with millions of stars lighting the dark night. Silver is an owl gliding through the trees swiftly dodging their branches. Silver is a pond with the moon sparkling down on to it. Silver is swift. Silver is calm. Silver is your soul. Who is silver? Silver is me. Selby
  5. 5. Six O’Clock, 1936 Charles Burchfield
  6. 6. Ice Ice. Ice. Slippery Ice. Skating, jumping, sliding, spinning. Ice. Ice. Slippery Ice. Picking, climbing up the ice. Ice. Ice. Slippery Ice. Emily
  7. 7. Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer The best thing In the world Soccer Soccer Soccer The greatest Thing I ever heard. I can go outside And play all Day long and if I Kick the ball It’s long gone. Anthony
  8. 8. The Quiet Night The sun goes down. The moon comes out. The quiet night comes. Lights go out in houses. The night sleeps No sound to be heard Only the sound of hooting. In quiet time, The moon shines Over the dreaming kids, Dreaming good dreams. The town is asleep now. Animals come out To have a party. Isabelle O.
  9. 9. Books There is one thing That makes me say “Look!” A book. Big and small Short and tall All and all A book is The best thing ever! Kaira
  10. 10. Brooklyn Bridge, Variation on a Theme. 1939 Joseph Stella
  11. 11. A Tent on Fire A tent on fire Oh, no! It is burning hard. Let’s get out! Get your stuff. If you get on fire, Stop, drop and shout! Ian R.
  12. 12. Winter Snow Winter snow so white and dear. Prancing over the snow is a deer. Running toward me, I tremble with fear. I hear the footsteps, louder and louder they get. I’m still in fear, a tear drips from my eye. Sadie C.
  13. 13. Out in the Garden Out in the garden Where butterflies fly, Not one cloud I can see Up in the sky. Out in the garden Where fruits and flowers grow, The sky, like a river, Where the clouds will flow. Out in the garden Sitting by the stream The sun’s light Is shining light Shaped like a beacon. Out in the garden Where butterflies fly, I look up and see Clouds so high. Fiona
  14. 14. The ice came growing As the night began to blow. You may have feared That something was weird ‘Cause everything has a beard. Sticking on the wall are hairs That could have been a beard Inside the house were weird faces furred On the window were bugs that are nerds For having a big, big beard. John Y.
  15. 15. Self-Portrait. 1997 Chuck Close
  16. 16. Haiku Bowl of orange fruit Sitting there on the table. Grapefruit, banana. Ruby
  17. 17. Red, orange, yellow The colors of the fire That a magical dragon Breathes. Angelica M.
  18. 18. An acrobat swinging through the air Cats Rats Open window Seven eyes, seven noses, one you Time for bed I’m waiting Center of your heart Kiley B-S
  19. 19. Rain Rain, rain you fall so light When you drop to the ground So tight to pull you Out of the mossy cracks The droplet of the 10+ dancer Jump, splash, squash Aaaaaahhhh. I am a dead droplet!!! Nnnnnooooo. Anna-Sophia
  20. 20. Tar beach. 1988 Faith Ringgold
  21. 21. Kittens Kitten, kitten so cute I love cute kittens. Take kittens from mama, don’t! Take kittens from the shelter. Equal to cats, yes, yes! No being mean to kittens. So cute, kittens! Fiona
  22. 22. Space Space is black as a powered down room. But it has night lights Called the stars. Ethan
  23. 23. Little lines big lines Inside lines outside lines No lines is nothing Everything is made out of lines So use lines. Zoe B
  24. 24. Scribble, scribble Scribbe dot It is the color spot. Elijah
  25. 25. Premier. 1957 Stuart Davis
  26. 26. Summer S, for the seaside. U, for up, make your spirits rise. M, for mowing the lawn. M, for moving the early dawn. E, in early riser, for starting the grill. R, as in roast, fresh off the grill. Daniel JZM
  27. 27. Flower She stands quietly Quietly She doesn’t make a sound Quietly She doesn’t move Standing still Quietly. Anna
  28. 28. Pink pigs Purple pig Little pig Big pig Pigs fly Pigs die Pink pigs Purple pigs Little pig Big pig How many pigs Shall I see tonight? Julian
  29. 29. Light, light Shine the way Light, light Light the path The path to a summer’s laugh. William
  30. 30. Snow dazzling Snow you are white and fluffy You shine in the moon light And you make everybody happy On a snow day. Natalie
  31. 31. Shopping I buy a pad I buy s juice I get them in a bag And it’s all free For you. Hyunsuh
  32. 32. Big Racing cars Independent Driving below the indigo sky Gripping each side Enormous. Anna & Lucca
  33. 33. Nature Blue sky up above Red sun in the sky Green grass down below Purple flowers standing still Gray clouds block the sun. Sofia S
  34. 34. Girl Scout Girls are the best I play and rest Really, really fun Love playing in the sun Super duper cool Candy in a pool Outstanding making pies Unicorns and butterflies Today I’m the luckiest ever to live. Tanisa
  35. 35. Haiku Winter! Winter! Snow! Dancing, drifting, twirling, snow! Come on out to play. Mannatee J.R. Horse
  36. 36. The Shapes Triangle Rectangle Oval Square There is one who Should not be there. But sometimes, I wonder In a shoe, if I should Add one, two. Aurelia
  37. 37. Houses, houses along the street. Chimneys, vents, pipes above and below your feet. It is where you live, Family to houses. Houses along the street. Aiden

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