Sixth-grade students at Glenwood Springs Middle School began the year by writing “Native Moon” poems about their culture and heritage. Their work will appear throughout the year, as space allows.
The Cold Moon
By Adeline Nolan
I am of the Full Cold Moon;
full in December when the nights are long
and the cold hits with every snowflake that falls.
I am of the Scotland Hills,
of the Castles looking over the lush green land.
I am of the England land;
of the small cottages hidden in the rolling hills and lush forests.
I am of the tall mountains and trees
of Glenwood Springs;
with the warm Summer days,
the leaves on the trees turning colorful in fall,
the Winter blanketing the mountains and land with the cold white snow,
and Spring full of smells of blossoms.
I am of a long line
of people who like to be unique,
and to express themselves,
and to explore new places,
not afraid put themselves out into the world.
I am of the Mars exploration rovers,
of the new extraordinary technology,
USA winning 121 medals in the Rio Olympics,
and a world with more rights.
I am of snow topped mountains
and of the flower filled fields
and of the flowing rivers.
I am of the Full Cold Moon.
I Am Of The Full Hunters’ Moon.
Full Strawberry Moon
By Jonathan Francia
I am of the Full Strawberry Moon,
full in June.
Named for the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.
I am of Mexico beaches,
of the hot sand sparkling in the sun.
I am of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Of big mountains and snowy days in the cold winter,
and sunny days in the hot summer.
I am of a long line of soccer players
and listening to music
and looking at inspiring art.
I am not afraid to look at the dark by myself.
I am of the black president,
of new and advanced iPads,
of new iPhones,
and of advanced computers.
I am of soccer playing
and swimming in pools
and using technology.
I am of the Strawberry Moon.
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