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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.