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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


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.

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