Tatum poems

Filed under: Family Updates,Poems — Chamberlain @ 8:50 am
No. 36


This spring Adriana’s 3rd grade class held a poetry workshop for parents. In addition to composing a poetry book, she has performed in several class plays including Theseus and the Minotaur. She also performed Bach’s Minuet 1 for a violin recital.

Adriana is in Spain and France with my parents.Therefore I picked this poem from her book.

Marvelous Mountain
Out in the desert
Under the great Blue sky
Near my house
Towering over the yard
Amazing land of beauty
In Tucson Arizona
Never will I leave

The 3rd grade students taught their parents about the different types of poetry.Then the parents had 30 minutes to write 3 haikus. Here is one of Helene’s:

“Sonoran Monsoon”

fast moving grey clouds
pungent creosote odor
mountain thunder claps

Will’s latest big achievement is learning to ride a bike. He is very proud.He has become quite proficient at Twinkle Twinkle which he preformed for the violin recital. And he loves a good knock knock joke. This is a poem Will performed 2 years ago at a competition at the University of Arizona’s Language Fair:

“Yo Quiero Reir”, Antonio Garcia Tejeiro

Yo quiero reir.
No quiero llorar.
Yo quiero sentir
el verde del mar.

El verde del mar
y azul del cielo.
Yo quiero, yo quiero
tal vez navegar.

Sí, sí, navegar
arriba, en el cielo.
Tratar de volar
de espaldas al suelo.

Un pájaro, un pez,
yo quisiera ser
y poder cruzar
las nubes y el mar.

A final haiku from Helene:

desert marigolds
roughly yanked from sandy soil
how strong are their roots?

From: The Tatums

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