Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BUZZ! BUZZ! FLUTTER! FLICK! By Emily & Vanessa, both age 8

gleam in
the night sky, 
an owl hoots on a branch
under fluffy clouds.
The rising sun shimmers up
through the tree branches,
and hummingbirds suck nectar
from blooming jasmine.
When it rains the drops will land on lavender and daisy petals,
sprinkle onto their leaves, trickle down their stems. 
The sun will slowly return, shining onto
whirling puddles,
and Painted Ladies will flicker their
wings against sunflower petals that
will flutter and sway across a bed of grass
where deer legs will kick beneath
pecking tough tree trunks.
Buzz! Buzz! Flutter! Flick!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SLURP! TEAR! BURP! By Angelina & Carmen, both age 8

Flowers bloom
in the sunlight
redwood needles.

Wind sends petals 
fluttering and flickering
all around the 
welcoming sky.
Snakes slide on the 
dusty ground. 

Bobcats scratch 
tree trunks 
and roar
while birds soar 
through the air.

When salmon jump 
out of the rushing 
bears catch them between
their jaws. 

Heads and tails
flipping and flopping,
teeth peeling scales from 
muscle and meat.

Blood drips on
the rocks
and water splashes 
on the grass.

Slurp! Slurp! Slurp! 
Rip! Tear! Burp!