April 1, 2014 by WITS Houston

Silver Ivy

Photo credit: Jude Doyland

You are the feeling of the moon’s
soft beams that light up the
starry night.
You are the sliver of silver arrow as it shoots
through the trees during the night, strung
from a hunter’s bow.
You are the silvery pearl forming
slowly inside a hard oyster’s shell.
The soft, sweet sound of the
viper’s silvery voice as it gurgles
and splashes along the riverbank.
You are the still-but-silver reflection of
the moon as it moves slowly across the sky,
bringing early dawn with it, smiling gently at
the earth, waking the birds and calling for
their songs.
by Ivy, 6th grade



Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Abigail Dewlin, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Flowers in the Forest” by Mike Oldfield. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.


Original post published: December 25, 2013


One thought on “Silver

  1. Shana Tatum says:

    What brilliant shining students!

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