Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Verbal sunlight/Poem by Kate Burns

My friend, Lisa Siemans, is both a wonderful poet and teacher. She sends me poems that her kids write. (And if I can get her to send me one of her poems, I'll put it here as soon as I get it! ) This poem is by Kate Burns who was only in 2nd or 3rd grade when she wrote it.


I have a secret about art.

Listen to your art
as you draw:
The roller skate talks to you,
your birds sing to you,
your cat purrs for you,
your people watch
as you draw
the parts
around them.
They are happy
to be art.


  1. From the mouths of babes ......

  2. This little girl sees the world exactly as I have since I can remember living. Wow. That is amazing. I still feel this way.