Describing the World in Five Lines: Missoula Kids Like Poetry, Too

During Parks in Focus: Montana, we were lucky enough to be joined by Glacier’s artist-in-residence at the time, Helene Fischman. (Thanks, Helene!)  She led the kids through some senses activities and helped them created cinquains – five line poems – focused on the things they were seeing at the park. The group really got into it and came up with the poems below:

Olivia

Frog

Slimy, small

Hopping, hiding, lurking

Staying so still

Amphibian

Loran

River

Fast and loud

Singing

It runs speedy

Cool scene

Seth

Trees

Big, tall

Looming, blooming, growing

Sheltering, large

Bark

Brian

Trees

Green, big

Floating, drifting, swerving

Lost in the water

Friends

McKayla

Creek

Wet, loud

Refreshing, running, soothing

The creek is amusing

Stream

Sierra

Water

Blue, rapid

Rushing, flowing, moving

Cold rushing fast

Freezing

Evelyn

Tree

Green, peaceful

Planting, growing, aging

It reaches the sky

Elder

Landen

Creek

Cold, wet, fast

Flowing, speeding, sloshing

It is very loud

Ice cube

Trentan

Water

Wet, calm

Refreshing, replenishing, rushing

Running so freely

Liquid

Ana

The trees are tall,

The animals are about

And the water shoots its spout,

The birds sing,

The sky is blue,

The forest is the place for you.

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