Sunday, June 29, 2008

Poetry as "Wise Pictures"

I’m in Pennsylvania for another week. And I’ve already taken my daughter, Natalie, through her homework that her First Grade teacher sent with her, so we decided to try writing poetry.

She said she wanted to write “wise pictures.” I decided that was the one of the best descriptions I’ve heard of what poetry can do.

Here’s her first try. (She wrote all the words, but I helped a little with the order of the sentences.)

The Snow Falls
by Natalie Gallaher

The cars are talking about snow
in the other room.

We all come down to this moment
with snow.

The snow is talking too.

I wish for snow
inside my head.

The snow looks like shining glazing
of glass.

The trees have no leaves
all afternoon.

I am cold.

The winters are wise
in the future.


At 6/30/2008 10:28 AM, Blogger Steven D. Schroeder said...

Like father, like daughter, eh?

At 6/30/2008 11:57 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

"Bwahaha," as they say.

At 7/07/2008 9:19 AM, Anonymous Ali W. said...

That is startlingly awesome. Kind of Eliot-esque (the poet not the kid): The cars come and go, talking of snow.

At 1/15/2009 8:35 AM, Blogger megan said...

What an inspiration. Natalie, thank you for reminding me that we are all children playing with words.

At 11/14/2009 8:28 AM, Blogger MOON said...


At 2/04/2011 6:37 AM, Anonymous Viagra Online said...

Imagine poetry itself is amazing because it's art in words, and now I'm totally amazed with this work because is a master piece for me, it's incredible seeing those pictures I'd like one day having skills like those.


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