Excerpt From A Poetry Anthology- My Dog
My daughter had the privilege of working with a poet in her first grade class over the last six weeks during writing block. They had poetry readings and wrote their own poems. A poetry anthology was published containing poetry by all the students that participated in the outreach program.
Today we attended the poetry reading in her class. I couldn't think of a more beautiful moment, watching my six year old read aloud her poem to an audience. I was a bit saddened that her poem was so beautiful about our dog (that we had to give up). At least it's a reminder of the beauty she saw in him. We have the original draft and revisions, to see the process of a six year old's mind is just incredible. Enjoy.
My dog is as black as a dark storm-
cloud in a rainstorm and my dog
has a blue collar. My dog
was born on October 8. He came
from the Humane Society, and his
eyes are as green as the grass in the summer.
I like him more than the snow
that falls on the ground.
I think he is smarter than
ordinary pets. I love him more
than the water I feed him.
He is more intelligent than a cute cat
that does not know how to see
right. His nose is as red as
a cherry. His tail whips
the wall at 3 in the morning.
He eats faster than a bulldozer
picking up food.