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crafting a poem about the wind, modeled after Listen to the Rain.

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Student Sample: Upper Elementary

Listen to the Wind
by Carmen, fourth grade poet

Listen to the wind
The dancing of the wind
The fluff powdered tickle
The swish-swoosh tap
The first wet whistles of the wind

Listen to the wind
The squint of the wind
The color crick-crack
The wheel and stir and flow
The dark bites
The rush of the wind

Listen to the wind
The storming, crashing wind
The pushy, whooshy
Flapping, Spinning
The heavy screeching claws of wind
The wrestling-pouncing

Scolded walloped clutching wind
Leaving all outdoors a mess
A shrieking-ugly-howling mess

Listen to the quietness
The lovely and the silence
Of after-wind
The drop, drop, drip

The slowly, slowly, stopping
The breezy
Of wind

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