Marilyn Singer, Author
Poetry
ALL WE NEED TO SAY: Poems About School from Tanya and Sophie

Illustrated by: Lorna Clark
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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ALL WE NEEDED TO SAY: Poems About School from Tanya and Sophie

(excerpt)

Sophie

Mr. Feester said draw a picture
     of a place that you have been
But I've been nowhere
     except Uncle Irwin's house
          with the ping pong table
     and the dusty deer head
          that makes me want to cry
So instead I painted Paris
     with the Eiffel Tower
          sitting like a giant giraffe
     in the center of streets so bright and busy
          they glowed and wiggled off the page
In a happy rage
     I stayed past the bell to finish
When I looked up at last
     I was not alone
Tanya stood there, winking
     showing me her picture
          of a streamlined silver spaceship
     circling round the moon
          so bright and busy it glowed and wiggled
     off the page
"Someday," she declared
     "Someday," I agreed
Which was all we needed to say

 

 

 

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