“In the Woods” by Ian Jasper Osborn

Ian Jasper Osborn (age 4)

IN THE WOODS

I’m in the woods
I’m blending in
If I were in the woods 
I’d totally blend in
If something was chasing me
I could just run in my shoes
They’re super-fast runners
Maybe like a fox
Brown and white in the back
And white on the tail
It feels good because I 
Could just blend into a tree
I would find a brown tree
And stand very still
Ready for anything under the sky!

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Ian Jasper Osborn: “I like to write poetry because I can say anything that comes to my mind.”



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