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AC-T student's poem selected as winner in Quint County writing contest

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Madelyn Bjork, Albert City-Truesdale student, had her Iowa poem submitted to the 2008 Poetry Contest. 

Madelyn Bjork, Albert City-Truesdale student, had her Iowa poem submitted to the 2008 Poetry Contest.Madelyn's poem was chosen as the Quint County 4th Grade winner!  She will attend a celebration later this year in honor of all contest winners.  Madelyn's poem has now been sent on to the state level.  Congratulations Madelyn!

The Senses of Iowa

By Madelyn Bjork

SMELL

I smell the wet dew in the morning.

The livestock smells wonderful.

Some people say it smells like money.

Soybeans can be made into beautiful smelling candles.

I smell the buttery popcorn popping in the microwave.

I smell the burning leaves in the air.

I smell the freshly mowed grass,

I smell the road killed skunk as I drive over it on my way to school.

SEE

I see miles and miles of corn and beans.

I see lots of livestock eating grass in the field.

I see big and small schools with hard working children.

I see big cities and small towns.

I see some farms.

TASTE

I taste the rain falling down on my tongue.

I taste the dust when the combine comes by.

I taste the bugs when they fly into my mouth when I run. (disgusting)

I taste the wet dew in the morning.

I taste the yucky sweat when my dad comes home from work.

I taste my favorite raspberry sherbet ice cream melting on my tongue.

HEAR

I hear livestock mooing, oinking, naying, and squawking.

I hear tractors working in the field.

I hear the wind bristling in the trees.

I hear lots of kids playing in the park.

TOUCH

I touch the livestock as I feed them in the morning.

I feel the rain on my tongue.

I feel the light fluffy snow in my hands.

I feel the big juicy fruit as I pick it in the fall.



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