There’s always a story to be told When the bow hits the strings the melody is bold It sounds like an ocean wave I can play it in a cave In the cave its echo Is as smooth as my gecko. School -Gabby Barrera
School -Katherine Vu
Photo credit David Rosen, West Seattle Hearald
This collection is dedicated to Poetry Club students who have brought such joy to another memorable year at Sanislo School.; “A Little School With Big Ideas” We thank everyone involved in a special Poetry Month visit from Caroline Kennedy. Long may that memory delight and inspire! This anthology was prepared with the help of Sanislo alumni Rumaldo Hernandez and Aaron Berhe. It is also available for download in electronic format , via our library catalog linked at http://sanisloes.seattleschools.org Craig Seasholes Teacher- Librarian Sanislo School 5/31/13
Fun is at school, But school is cool, At school you can play, But not everyday, I play math games, And they have names. Birds
School is fun You can learn You make friends You go on fieldtrips -Clayton Church
Black, white, gray feathers Slick, smooth, aerodynamic wings Glide through the evening light Roost in the tallest of trees Birds Library -Noah Pearce The Library is place were kids and adults Can get a book like a movie in their head. You can get a book about knights and dragons, A book about pirates, or a book about a famous writer. But if you don’t won’t to read kid books step up a book and Read history, mysteries, and science Or grab some poetry to fill your mind with riddles and rhymes. Now you know why the library is a wonderful place Oh silly me I forgot the best part is meeting the librarian. Reading a book is better than watching a movie or TV. 3
WATER BUFFALO and the
-Ellie Seida and Sorrel Myers
Life on the savanna is Is joyous and fun
Life on the savanna is Really quite slow Sometimes I even trip on my toe
I will look back when my days are done because this has been really fun I wade in the water I play in the grass I wallow in the mud
And I like to pass gas Living on the savanna is really quite something ...
Living on the savanna is really quite something...
Cats are fluffy maybe cuddly. Cats are cute! Sometimes cats are mean. Sometimes they’re nice! Cats are like black panthers in the night! Cats have a wild side and a cute side. Cats can climb trees. 4
I Have a Friend (For A Bear) -Anonymous Hey mom I have a friend What do you think? It was a dare. Our choice was fair. We sat and glared, and stared No one really cared, And now I have a bear For a friend. Earth quakes - Kai Wang Earth quakes are Dangerous. Be careful.
HEART - De’ere Thornton A heart is for My MOM AND MY DAD, My sister and brother, My friends and uncles, My aunts and my cousins, To me, to you, To love. Sun is sunny, sun is great Sun is warm, sun is summer And sun is for you and me Wake up Wake up, wake up. Eat your breakfast fast
I WILL GO - Anonymous
Hey everybody, We like spam! Everybody knows It’s better than ham. We got to eat it with rice Everybody, it’s nice!
GOOD BYE I AM LEAVING TODAY GOOD BYE, GOOD BYE GOOD BYE. I AM GOING TO CHINA AND PERU AND PARIS AND NEW YORK CITY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD. SO GOOD BYE. GOOD BYE GOOD BYE.
Puddle -Anonymous This isn’t the biggest puddle I’ve splashed in but it is the deepest. And I will never go in it again 21
Ten Tiny Cars - Jessica Chiem
Poem Game - Jamaya Perkins
There’s ten Tiny Cars. ONE TINY car WAS PLAYING AROUND. TWO TINY cars WERE PLAYING JUMP ROPE. Three tiny cars were reading. Four tiny cars were jumping on the bed. Five tiny cars were eating. Six tiny cars were watching TV. Seven tiny cars were playing fake snow. Eight tiny cars were playing I-pad. Nine tiny cars were taking a shower. Ten tiny cars were playing boxing.
Don’t know Stubbed my toe Can’t say no So I got to go. Don’t know Better show So I better grow Before the snow. Let’s see It’s up to me To see a little bee Fly away from me.
Ten Little Cats - Anthony Quach One little cat was reading. Two little cats were jumping on the bed. Three little cats were eating in the bowl. Four little cats were watching TV. Five little cats were painting. Six little cats washed the car. Seven little cats were making dinner. Eight little cats were doing their homework. Nine little cats played on the computer. Ten little cats fixed their car.
Dandelion - Ellie Seida Hawks swarm above me like giant beasts My roots hold me tight when the winds dare to blow me away The sun shines down and my pedals take it all in Huge bees take pollen from inside my bright yellow main I’m a dandelion
Poems by Harlen Mitchell KIDS -HARLEN MITCHELL KIDS KIDS EVERYWHERE KIDS HERE KIDS THERE KIDS UP KIDS DOWN
SCHOOL SCHOOL - HARLEN MITCHELL SCHOOL IS OUT FOR A WEEK YAY! WE ALL SAY THESE WILL BE THE BEST DAYS EVER!
MUSIC LA,LA ,LA MUSIC TO MY EARS SING A SONG OF POETRY TO MY EARS IT CAN BE ABOUT ANYTHING. LOVE , FOOD, FISH ANYTHING
TURKEY YUM FOOD AROUND THE WORLD PUDDING YUM CHERRY PIE EVERYTHING IS YUM NOODLES CHICKEN Winter & Summer ALL THE FOODS -Mya Elmore & Rosalyn Santos YUM,YUM,YUM . FRUIT LIKE APPLES There is snow in the winter AND BANANAS There is sunshine in the summer AND LOTS OF VEGIES Snow ball fights YUM,YUM,YUM. Vacation flights I drink hot cocoa in the winter I drink cold coke in the summer Winter & Summer 5
Short Poems -by CHRISTINE SUN TOAST AND BUTTER TOAST IS GOOD WHERE YOU GO YOU WILL SMELL BUTTER TOAST AND BUTTER I LIKE TOAST AND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CAKE CHOCOLATE CAKE IS FUN TO BAKE EVERYWHERE I GO CHOCOLATE IS VERY GOOD WISHES MAKE A WISH UNDER THE STARS BLOW THE WISH TO THE SKY HOPE IT LANDS ON TOP OF ME.
COOKIES COOKIES ARE FUN TO BAKE EAT THE COOKIES BAKE THE COOKIES IT IS VERY GOOD!
SNAKES I HAVE A SNAKE WHO LIKES TO BAKE I HAVE A SNAKE WHO HAS A CAKE THE SNAKE MUST MAKE A RAKE TO BAKE I MUST SAY SHE IS A GREAT!! CHICKEN CHICKEN IS GOOD SOMETIME IT IS NOT THAT COOKED HOPE THAT IT DOESN’T RUN AWAY!!
SUNNY DAYS TODAY IT WAS SUNNY BUT THEN THE RAIN CAME OUT
SPRING RAIN RAIN RAIN PUDDLES LAKES TO THE OCEAN FLOWERS GROW!!
SPRING IS WERE FLOWERS RING SPRING FLOWERS SPRING SPRING SPRING! 6
Deep in the woods a phenomenon occurs Abounding with primitive life, it endures Steam gently rises from the Primordial Pool As warm water mingles with air so cool Cradled in forest that reaches to the sky Pungent scents on the breeze waft by Slippery water upon your skin glides Herein Nature’s secret abides When with the water you begin to blend Your physical ailments soon start to mend Purging the body of all impurities Cleansing the mind of all absurdities Heat flows from deep within the earth Reclaiming you with a sense of mirth
1,2, Buckle My Shoe -(Nick Doerfler) 1,2 buckle my shoe 3,4 shut the door 5,6 PICK UP STICKS 7,8 LAY THEM STRAIGHT 9,10 A BIG FAT HEN.
-Sarah Doerfler* A single leaf small
As a penny lands upon An old turtle’s back
Cat on a Hat -Katherine Vu A cat sat down on a hat. The hat was flat. That’s that. THANK YOU FOR EVERY THING -Hamda Omar THANK YOU EVERY BODY. YOU GUYS ARE REALLY NICE TO ME. 19
PEOPLE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THEY NEED WATER THEY NEED FOOD PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
More Poems by CHRISTINE SUN LUNCH LUNCH IS GOOD TAKE A BITE YOU WILL SEE HOW GOOD IT COULD BE!!
BETTER LETTERS HOPE THE LETTERS COME TO YOU MAILS COME
FOOD IS WHAT YOU EAT BREAKFAST, LUNCHES, DINNER HEALTHY FOOD IS ALL I KNOW!!! CLOUDS
CLOUDS CLOUDS DARKENED SKY THEN RAIN CLOUDS ARE GREAT!!
ANIMALS ANIMALS ALL AROUND ANIMALS ANIMALS HERE AND THERE ZEBRAS TIGERS ALL AROUND!!
CARROTS CARROTS ARE VEGETABLES CARROTS ARE GREAT FOR YOU THEY ARE ORANGE!!
COMPUTERS COMPUTERS ARE GREAT TO LEARN COMPUTERS ARE VERY COOL COMPUTERS IN THE LIBRARY
HAPPY DAYS HAPPY DAYS HAPPY DAYS SEE THE SKY SMILE
PUMPKINS PUMPKIN PIES IN A PUMPKIN PATCH. AT HALLOWEEN YOU SEE SCARY PUMPKINS TOO!! PEAS PEAS ARE VEGETABLES PEAS ARE GREEN PEAS ARE GREAT!!
BOOKS ARE EVERYWHERE BOOKS BOOKS EVERYWHERE I LIKE BOOKS BOOKS ARE FUN TO READ! PARTYS PARTYS ARE FUN YOU INVITE FRIENDS DON’T FORGET YOUR FAMILY!!
FLY AWAY FLY AWAY SO HIGH YOU COULD REACH THE SKY FLY AWAY SO FAR YOU COULD REACH THE STAR BUT DON’T FORGET… FLY BACK HOME YOU DON’T HAVE TO ROAM BIRDS BIRDS CAN FLY IN THE SKY BIRDS WINGS HELP THEM FLY THEY ARE GREAT TO SEE!!
PARENTS PARENTS KEEP YOU SAFE TALL PARENTS SHORT PARENTS
FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS BEES COME FLOWERS SMELL GOOD TULIPS ROSES WINDOWS YOU COULD SEE OUTSIDE SEE THE PEOPLE ALL AROUND!!
Poems by Cynta-Liyah Stelivan Sweet Teachers
You my universe
Oh my sub for today is a Sweet Flower And also neat and helps us when we need her Her name make’s every one faint And no one will ever pass by without saying hi
You are my outer space You are my earth You are my mother nature You are my course of life You are the way I roll you are my heart beat You are whole universe.
Happy Valentines Mom
Don’t Lie Don’t lie Just sigh Don’t lie Just have a ride Don’t lie just cry Don’t lie just hide Don’t lie deny Don’t lie just say hi
You are special. You are great. You’re no fake in your sake You sink in a lake. You are flower you cannot devour You are also ours you are like a golden tower You keep time on the hour And we all love you. Doves worship you. What is love? Is love just two doves? Is love a pair of gloves? Is love holding a grudge? Is love chocolate fudge? Is love family? Is love adding a tally? Is love going to an ally? Is love just saying hey sally? Is love eating something sweet… Or is it the cooking it up for somebody else? It’s all that. Poetry inspires me to write what I feel. So should you. 8
MY PERSONALITY -Anonymous I like to jump rope. It’s really fun. It helps us do exercise. Some of us sweat.
Rats, I see a bug I am allergic to bugs. I know it is scary to see a bug. Trap it! Ok, but I missed. Let me try to capture it! Yes! I got it now! Dear Mom I want put it in your - Brittany Arriaga room. I love you your really kind your super amazing with your amazing mind. I like when you share because you always show you care. I like when you smile because it takes my smile away for a while
Candy Mooooore and More -Anonymous When every single light is out with a little sight You will see or might and you will like little sneaky Jamie And maybe and the kids go blaming, And like a flaming fire, its little Jamey, and you will know She hides it in the snow. 17
Mom I love you -Jaquan Harris and my friend Quinton Mom I love you as much as the sun Mom I love you as much as I like to skip and run. A love you as much as life its self My love for you, you can’t take off the shelf. I love you more than a diamond ring My love for you makes me dance and sing. “Ghost Poem” from Molly By Golly - Brian Huynh
Best friend - Karis Walker-Alainiz Best friends are nice. Best friends are playful. Best friends are not mean. Best friends are good friends
The family shivered in the snowy yard. Smoke surrounded, Thankful, alivethe fire had not spread Throughout the neighborhood. Bone tried, Molly Volunteers rushed to her smiles on Soot-covered faces. Hooray they cheered. Molly, by golly, In fact, you’re wondrous fine!’’
Halloween is a Great Feast for Monsters When Halloween has a full Moon Monsters come out for full tummies of candy And so will a kid named Mandy And daddy does too.
Thanksgiving Hey Gibe come over for a turkey Don’t just stand lurking I see you perking Hurry up before I start luring you over here right to… Got you!
Falling leaves When leaves fall I do too We jump in piles of leave For hours And when the rain showers More come again.
Oh wow what a pow! Halloween such a clean home For mom and dad and the he kid’s think it’s a dome And some wear colone and do it all alone And a lot frown and watch the town And some feel like falling down The end of homes
The fat cat - Karis Walker-Alainiz The fat cat sat on a mat The fat cat saw a rat the fat cat took a nap and did nothing he just sat there and be lazy. 16
-Cynta-Liyah Stelivan The day was Friday and kids want to have more school! They demanded more school, every day Hey Mr. President: we want more school! 9
Three About Me - Syr Marques Young sir I just want you to know me the way I know my self just understand me right now I’m giving you good info just come right know ya Ok
messin’ up my mind Catchin’ up my rhymes Man fixin’ all my crimes With the gooey slime And my filthy rhymes ok ok ok and my filthy rhymes let’s go!
I’m filthy with my gold chain and my filthy new rags a nd my all new chain and know let it rang so I’m gonna pick the wood up
My Friend -Eve Elmore My friend has straight hair My friend doesn’t have a pet My friend is awesome My friend is Tiana
Lazy is a weird word It rhymes with dazy, maizy and crazy Lazy is a dazy word A chicken is a lazy bird A slug is a lazy bug A man without his daily mug. 10
My life is every thing -By Cynta-Liyah Stelivan to Sanislo Elementary School You know I am slow Any Meany miney mo And my toe, don’t you want to go? Go to freeza’ like some pizza Oh mommy Emma lets have A fest no not a guest no contest You like spelling how about smelling? Before I start selling and next here comes mailing I’m saying There is no mime. It’s not a crime Don’t stay and cry Don’t even sigh. Red Dragon
The red dragon its scales like silk. The red dragon, red like a rose on fire. The red dragon, its whiskers like the blue summer sky. Its eyes like the black night sky. The red dragon. PUPPIES -BY HAMDA OMAR PUPPIES ARE CUTE. PUPPIES ARE SOFT. I WISH I HAD ONE. BUT I HAVE TO DO LOTS OF CHORES TO EARN ONE. THERE FURRY TOO. THEYRE REALLY FUN
KITTENS -Anonymous KITTENS ARE CUTE. KITTENS ARE SOFT. THERE EYES ARE ADORABLE. THERE FUR IS SO SOFT AND STRAIGHT. I REALLY WANT TO GET ONE BUT MY MOM IS ALLERGIC TO THEM. 15
- Sumaya Afquader
Snow is fun for everyone you play outside when there’s no sun build a snowman with a carrot nose and get your hands shivering cold. Snow is fun for everyone!
Season Cinquain -Sabrina Burgess- Garrett
Spam -Sheyden Juta Hey everybody! We like spam Everybody knows It’s better than ham We got to eat it with rice Everybody. Hey! I Like Vanilla - Hamda Omar Vanilla is delicious It makes me happy
Winter Winter is cold Kids have fun snow ball fights Kids go sledding and get presents Winter Spring Fun Winter is gone Still some rain but sunny Girls are now getting shorts and skirts Spring Fun Summer Kids are playing Everyone likes the sun People are swimming and dancing Summer Fall Comes Kids are leaving To go to school to learn And have fun while seeing their 14
Vanilla tastes like flowers to me Blooming in my mouth Homework - Kai Wang I love to make homework! I like to do it because I like to play school At home. Just because. Kittens -Anonymous Oh kittens you are soft and cuddly Oh kittens you are tiny You are cute You are mine
Headbands - Antonella Tanyi Red, purple, green, blue All the colors go with my hair do They hold it back when it’s down And they keep my hair in place when I jump around Hooray hooray everybody stand Shout out for headbands!
-Aran Schaaf .
Putting on white face covering, The face covering white as snow, Behind the bamboo curtains, She’s a Geisha I just know. Putting on the lipstick, The lipstick red as blood, Putting on the sandals, So her feet won’t be stained with mud. She is a geisha.
-Aran Schaaf .
The waves slap against the sandy shore reflecting the white moon on its downfall. Slowly one star disappears and the one next to it fades into darkness. Soon, there are only ten stars that remain. I watch all of them turn into darkness and try to spot the last constellations that are still in the sky. Then light fills the sky and it is dawn. 11
Dragon - Aran Schaaf
VERY NICE INTERSTING VERY DARING INTO ART ARTISTS NICE
JAM AND JELLY ELDERLY SASSY SWEET ICY CRATE AMAZING HAPPY AMAZING REALY SILLY LOVELY ELEGANT NICE
KIND AMAZING REALLY INTERESTING SMART MINDFUL ELDERLY LOVELY AMAZING NICE YOUNG CUTE HAPPY READER INCUREGE SUPER SILLY TAME INFORMATION NICE ELDERLY 12
Drooling jaws Red tongue Aqua colored scales Green eyes Oval wings Nice dragon… nice dragon? Nice dragon! Gorilla - Dylan John
Animal - Rosalyn Santos
Gray Orange Red Indignant Lazy Lowland Awesome
Ant-Eater Newt Iguana Monkey Arctic-Fox Lion
Purple -Dylan John Perfect Unique Right Purple Love Exciting 13