Making the Arboretum


March 22, 2011 by jrwatson5

Put in different colors of the city.
Bring in all of the animals of Houston
including mosquitoes and fish.
Put down the rocks
for the way you walk.
Carry in all the water.
Praise the sun so it can shine.
Place the water spiders on the water.
Plant the trees, then put the leaves on them.
Put down purple berry seeds and wait till they grow.
Put the tadpoles in the water.
Then invite all your friends to see the new Arboretum.

By Maria, 3rd grade


One thought on “Making the Arboretum

  1. As someone who has built many an arboretum- I am incredibly impressed by this poem- I can’t wait to share it with my little ones!

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