My juniors are currently composing "Object Poetry" - that is, they must create a poem that describes something without directly saying what it is (except in the title). I decided to model this for them, and wrote the following little ditty.
a summer breeze
coyly curling quietly caressing
soft touch upon my skin
lightly laughing lethargically lingering
a whisper in my ear
delicately dancing daintily drifting
the waving, wondering grass
sweetly swinging serenely sweeping
the frolicking little birds
tenderly traipsing tentatively touching
as if to swathe in silk
warmly welcoming wistfully wandering
just a tiny, graceful gust
And also, because I get nervous sharing my writing publicly, a quick diversion. One of my students wrote the other day about "gardening angels" instead of "guardian angels" and today a student wrote about how "marawana" is illegal. Awesome!