Another day in National Poetry Month means another poem! The poem “Wonder,” by Jordyn, a fourth grader at Pioneer Crossing Elementary, was another finalist for Badgerdog’s Spring Poem Contest. Jordyn personifies earth in her poem, wondering if it minds children playing on its surface or if it speaks to the birds chirping. Her beautiful poem reminds us to think about our effects on earth, whether they be big or small, and to keep its unique wonder alive.
As me and my friends run
and play around, I wonder,
does the earth mind that we’re
running on his green hair or playing
hopscotch on his concrete scalp?
As I hear the children
on the playground screaming,
the birds chirping, and the cool spring
breeze, I wonder, is this how the earth
and birds talk to each other? And is the
children screaming interrupting them?
Oh I wonder, I wonder.
Jordyn, fourth grade, Pioneer Crossing Elementary School