Poems written in the 10/15 minutes Wilkie and Mike provided our “6th grade writing class” to write poems using onomatopoeia, alliteration, simile, and metaphor with a theme of nature.


I want to it in what is left of the sunshine
Before it wanders away completely
Out of reach of a friendly hand hold
Slipping from fingers and toes
That will draw on mittens and boots soon

I want to run after the sunlight
Twinkling in the pond, amplifying the sound of otters
The rush of running water, the splash of silt and falls
That may freeze in the coming months
As winter pushes out the sunny autumn


Like the otter swimming freely, so swims my thoughts
Like the mallard sittings quietly, I do not
Like the rushing of the waterfalls, my mind does race
Like the trees towering patiently, I yearn to match pace

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I love the Otter poem. Great rhyme and rhythm–and it put words to exactly how I feel sometimes lol

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