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Poet-Tree blossoms at MCPL Wausau

Poet-Tree

April 8, 2021

Each year, the month of April is recognized as the National Poetry Month. To celebrate this, we at MCPL wanted to create a program that would inspire young patrons and students to learn more about poetry, and maybe even write a few poems themselves!

The idea of a Poet-Tree came about from one of the children’s Library Specialists. She was inspired to create a program for tween and teen patrons to submit poems to display on a tree within the library. What could be more fun than hanging a leaf shaped poem you wrote on a 3D tree? With that thought in mind the mixed media Poet-tree was created!

The poems currently being featured on our first-ever Poet-Tree were written by students from within the Wausau School District. We collaborated with Cheryl Borta, the Gifted and Talented Learning Resource Teacher with Jefferson, Maine, Rib Mountain, and Montessori Schools. As the students were learning about haiku poems within their curriculum, we asked if they would be willing to submit a few poems to be displayed on our first Poet-Tree.

Haiku poems are composed of 3 short lines. They are structured around the amount of syllables in each line, with the first line consisting of five syllables, the second line having seven, and third consisting of five. Each student wrote their own haiku poem on different shapes of colorful leaves. We hope you’ll enjoy reading the student's haiku poems and have the opportunity to view images of the budding Poet-Tree!


Submitted Haiku Poems

 

The bumblebee sleeps

on a bright golden flower

he dreams of honey

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I like basketball

I can dribble really good

shooting is my best

By: Cole

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Summer salts, cartwheels

Swim and play, hang out all day

Summer is so fun

By: Sophia C.

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Horse

A man stands alone,

Staring at horses gather-

His mare, free at last

By: Brandi B.

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Fish

Fish swim in the deep

Fish swim slide slip glide eat sleep

Fish swim down down down

By: Nick

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Kittens

Their soft velvety noses

Their fur as soft as cotton

I wish they all were mine

By: Lydia

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Jack

Jack, Jack is my cat

I love my awesome Jacky

I love awesome Jack

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Puppy

Fuzzy little friend,

rolling fastly all over,

small puppy playing.

By: Maci

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Leo

The white dog woke up

Rolled on his back to get rubbed

And he was happy

By: Shea

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Football is a sport

You can play it in the sun

or in the cold snow

By: Cullen J.

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Cherry Blossom

Wind blows soft and sweet

Cherry blossom stands graceful

Pink, blooming, rescuing

By: Madison J.

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On a snowy day

The quiet hare runs away;

It’s safe from the wolf.

By: Jacob E.

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Winter

Winter is chilly

It feels like it lasts so long

Winter is great fun

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Flowers and Showers

Rain coming down hard in Spring

The best time of year

By: Olivia

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Green frogs are peeping

In the still water at night

They are so peaceful

By: S.J.

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Outside

Outdoors is so fun

I’m going to take a run

Come out morning birds

By: Tilly

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Snowy winters,

Frigidly cold days and nights,

No school for me.

By: Eli



Children Education National Poetry Month Poetry Tweens Writing

image credit: MCPL