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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

STUDENT POET OF THE DAY: HANNAH MALOY


Here I sit drinking my morning coffee and reading Hannah Maloy's charming " Morning Coffee." Hannah is in the 6th grade at Macon Middle School.


MORNING COFFEE

To Ohio
past flat grounds.
I say,
"Mama, look at all those gardens."

To Aunt Soni's house
greeting them with
hugs and kisses.
Aunt Soni says,
"You've grown a mile."

Then to Meemee and PapaDon's
where in the morning,
PapaDon,
in his pj's,
drinks his coffee and
reads his newspaper.
He says, "Want some coffee, Sweetie?"

Hannah is the daughter of Holly and Mike Maloy of Franklin, NC.

5 comments:

willow said...

Absolutely delightful. I love that last line!

Anonymous said...

This kiddo can capture voice. What a great job. Loving these poems, Kay.

James D. Hogan said...

Bah! That anonymous was me.

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely in its simplicity!

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Thanks, James! It's good to have you back. And always good to see Willow and Vicki.