May 8, 2014

Phoebe Fischer (age 8)

YELLOW

Yellow’s a smiley-face and a big banana, 
a honey-suckle vine and a crayon diorama. 
Yellow’s a big ol’ pile of hay. 
Yellow’s a happy, happy day. 
Yellow’s a smile, a toothy grin. 
Yellow’s a medal an athlete would win. 
Yellow’s a crayon box and a brand new pencil, 
yellow’s a happy-face circle stencil. 
Yellow’s a bright-colored party balloon, 
yellow’s a person whistling a tune.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Phoebe Fischer: “I like to write poetry because I can express my feelings in a beautiful language. Poetry is an art: It can paint a picture in your mind. Poems are beautiful things.”