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Cambridge Public Library Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Cambridge Public Library Poetry Contest Winners Announced
Posted on 06/07/2017
May 31st was the awards ceremony and reading for the Cambridge Public Library / Cambridge Tree Project's 19th Annual Poetry Awards. Out of nearly 1,600 poems entered, the Morse School had seven honored poets:

Ida - Third Place (tie), Kindergarten for “Woods”
Xavier - Third Place (tie), Kindergarten for “Woodlands”
Ethan - Second Place (tie), First Grade for “A Dog Died”
Aryana - “Smile,” Third Place (tie), First Grade
Tyler - First Place (tie), Second Grade for “Monster Trees”
Ian McLaughlin- Honorable Mention, Third Grade for “The Best Crab”
Allison Morgan- Third Place (tie), Fourth Grade for “Yellow”

Monster Trees 

By: Tyler
Leg-like roots, 
Hiding underground. 
Arms are clinging.
Together. 
Dancing in the wind, 
Their tempting eyes lure 
You into a hug.

Woods 

By: Ida
Woods are real?
What if woods weren’t real?
What if stars weren’t real?

Woodlands 

By: Xavier
The woods are lovely. 

Wooden.

Smile 

By: Aryana
I smile like I am out of space 
my teacher is laughing 
and I am smiling 
I start saying to my teacher 
I smile like I am out of space 
my teacher is a great smiler

A Dog Died 

By: Ethan
So when 
I get home 

I have 
nothing to do 

so when 
I get home 

I look 
in the kitchen
and I see no dog to feed

The Best Crab
By: Ian
I spy a crab
I am amazed with all its legs
It observes me I observe it I pick it up
It feels so polished 
I drop it in the water
And whisper 

Good bye