About My Cousin’s Eyes


April 29, 2010 by Writers in the Schools

They’re the darkest you’ll ever see.
I don’t know how, but you can see
hurricanes and tornadoes emerging,
you can watch blue fish swim
through the deepest rivers. Pay close
attention, and you can see glass as
it shakes from lightning. Don’t get
too close, or you will see the
whirling snow revolving around and
around. Watch as the clouds move
to show the moon reflecting off the water.
When you take your last look, be still.
You will see the spider web as it gets
tangled up in lies.

By Kadijah, 7th grade
[photo by remo via flickr]

Originally published on December 4, 2009.

apad2This poem is featured as part of the 2010 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by WITS that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click on the logo to the left to learn more.


2 thoughts on “About My Cousin’s Eyes

  1. This is fantastic! Your blog is very inspirational. A great poem and a good choice for a photograph to go with it. If you don’t mind, I would like to link your page to mine using this photograph. I will place the photograph on the right-hand side of my page under the heading “Inspirimage”.

    Most Sincerely,


  2. Tabatha says:

    Wonderful imagery! That’s great.

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