Sixth-grade students at Glenwood Springs Middle School began the year by writing “Native Moon” poems thinking about their culture and heritage.
Full Corn Moon
By Finn Miller
I am of the Full Corn Moon,
when the corn is ready for harvest.
I am of the North Americans and Europeans,
of the mountains and Dutch cities.
I am of the European city Amsterdam,
where all you walk on is stone.
Where everywhere there is water
and bikes are more precious than cars.
I am of a long line of field workers
and Native American hunters
and football enthusiasts
and true Coloradans
not afraid to keep trying.
I am of the iPhone generation,
of virtual reality games, frozen yogurt,
and free internet videos.
I am of playing in my yard and breathing the mountain air
and camping high in the mountains
and horseback riding.
I am of the Full Corn Moon.
Full Cold Moon
By Shannon Pitout
I am of the Full Cold Moon,
full in the icy cold month of December.
I am of the tall, strong Dutch.
Of the amazing swaying tulip fields in Holland.
I am of the beautiful mountainous valley of Glenwood Springs
where the views never
I am of a long line of equestrians
and singers and great mathematicians.
Not afraid to stand out like an aspen tree in a pool.
I am of the war on terror.
Of wireless headphones and Ed Sheeran
and iPhones, and new inventions.
I am of training amazing horses
and owning animals,
and great sisters.
I am of the Full Cold Moon
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