20 April 2012

Earth Colors

Earth Day is this weekend.  We have been celebrating it at school this week with a book study,a parade, by planting gardens and picking up trash.

So how about a poem celebrating nature? . . .

"Crayons: A Rainbow Poem"

This box contains the wash of blue sky,
spikes of green spring,
a circle of yellow sun,
triangle flames of orange and red.

It has the lime caterpillar
inching on a brown branch,
the shadow black in the center
of a grove of trees.

It holds my pink
and your chocolate
and her burnt sienna
 and his ivory skin.
In it are all the colors of the world.

All the colors of the world.

by Jane Yolen (from Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People, unp)

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