“I Am an Artist” by Jayashri Evgenievna Pavlova

Jayashri Evgenievna Pavlova (age 6)


I am an artist.
Sometimes I draw.
Sometimes I lie with paper on the floor.

I am an artist.
I paint leopards with spots and grey elephants with mops.
I think about plants.
I think about life.

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Jayashri Evgenievna Pavlova: “I don’t know why I like writing poetry—I just like the rhyme and playing with the words.”

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