Archive for September, 2010

Words of Color

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Gray is the color of a gloomy cloud,
Gray is the color of a knight standing proud,
On a bright sunny day
My shadow is gray.

Gray can be tame or gray can be insane,
Maybe even the color of pain.
Gray is the color when your oven’s smokin’
Gray is the color when your heart is broken.

Written by fifth grader Max Raber
Illustrated by Ann Troe.

.



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

Please share and like us:

Perfect Timing

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Despite his potty dance
And occasionally-wet pants
Not to mention daddy’s rants…

When you ask my little bro
If he maybe needs to go,
His answer’s always ‘NO!’

That is…
Until he hears the squishes
From the sound of doing dishes…
Then off to the pee he wheeshes!

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.



This poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

Please share and like us:

Broccoli

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

………………………BROCCOLI

………………………Many say that broccoli
………………………Looks like a squat and sturdy tree
………………………But it’s no place to build a fort –
………………………Its bushy branches are too short.
………………………You cannot rest beneath its shade,
………………………While sipping on your lemonade.
………………………Its trunk won’t do for hide-and-seeking;
………………………Its stump’s too small for public speaking.
………………………Just try to tap its sap in winter –
………………………You’re sure to get a broccoli splinter!

………………………No, broccoli’s of no use at all
…………………………unless you are two inches tall.

Jesse Anna BornemannWritten by Jesse Anna Bornemann.
Illustrated by Renee Kurilla.



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

Please share and like us: