Congratulations to Julianne Grunden and Asher Friedman who recently had their poems selected for the Festival of the Book Poetry and Prose Contest. The students read their work at a reception at the Omni Hotel. Both winning entries are printed below.
Additionally, Julianne also won the Charlottesville Bus Lines Poetry Contest and her poem (pictured below) will be featured on a local Charlottesville bus!
Congratulations Asher and Julianne! Peabody is proud of you!
Cookies and Crunching Crocodilesby Asher Friedman
Cookies and crunching crocodiles
Eat them in the kitchen, and find them in the Nile.
Two totally different things,
What would they be like with wings?
Crocodiles would bite from the sky.
If you tried to eat cookies, they would just fly.
Another question sparked my mind
What if all cookies were mine?
I would get fat,
And kids would get sad.
And I couldn’t fit in my favorite plaid.
Cookies and crunching crocodiles,
Together the world would go mad.
Cat to Dog by Julianne Grunden
lurking in the corner
down the corridor she creeps
soft, silky, black,
prance across the floor
whiskers tickle makes me giggle
living work of art
majestic, regal, queenly figure
outlined in the dark
Dog jumping, running, crazy barking
like an arrow through the night
energetic and playful,
sprightly and lively,
galumphing down the hall
spins in circles,
spots her tail,