Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Monday, June 7, 2010

STUDENT POET OF THE DAY: AMELIA OWENS


(Native American depiction of Mother Nature that hangs in my office.)


As a beautiful sunny day dawns in the mountains, 8th grader Amelia Owens reminds us of the the Earth that graces us with this beauty.

WHO AM I?

Who am I?
I have blown through your hair
And I have touched your cheek.
Who am I?
I have shone on your face
And my tears run down your skin.
Who am I?
I have been in a vase on your dining room table.
You can see me out the window.
Who am I?
I am in everything
And you can find me everywhere.
Who am I?
I have nurtured you
and supplied everything for animals and mankind.
I have been your mother ever since forever.
Who am I?
I am Mother Nature.

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Amelia Owens
8th grade
Macon Middle School

3 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely simplicity! Amelia is wise beyond her years -- or maybe we all start out with this knowledge and forget it along the way...

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Give our congratulations to Amelia and her other talented poet schoolmates at the Macon school. I love the idea of posting this series on your blog and am impressed by what these budding young poets are capable of giving us.

willow said...

Well done, Amelia! It pairs perfectly with your Mother Nature image, Kay.