2008 Robert Frost Youth Poet Program Winners and Poems
2008 State Youth Poet
Cynthia Williamson, Teacher
Home Someone lifts me from my shelf. My pages worn from the calloused fingers That have turned me over countless times. I have been many places, But my true home is a house, Number six on a street called Pine. I have been on planes to Italy, And boats to Maine, Yet I do not call these places home. My home is warm. An electric light flickers on above me. I have been cuddled up with in a big Warm bed on a rainy March day. I have felt the SWOOOSSHH of warm Summer wind on my pages As I rested on the lap of my avid reader. Home is my shelf in a bedroom, In a warm New Hampshire house.
Belknap County Poet
Mrs. Carolyn Hemingway, Teacher
My Home Is... The whole world, The most beautiful masterpiece, Priceless, Everyone on this earth, Where I have my joyful life, Protecting me wherever I am, Counting on us to protect it, The whole world.
Belknap County Honorable Mention Poet
Mrs. Tothill, Teacher
New Hampshire is beautiful New Hampshire is beautiful All the trees and brightly colored leaves The lime green grass, And way up high in the sky, The white clouds against the dazzling blue sky It's beautiful, it's wonderful, New Hampshire As my home! New Hampshire has lots of sparkling flowers, Swaying in the breeze, from New Hampshire's ponds to its lakes. It's beautiful, it's wonderful, New Hampshire as my home!! New Hampshire as my home!
Carroll County Poet
Justin Chapman, Teacher
A Snowy Day I jumped out of bed on a Sunday morning. My sister's asleep, twisting and turning. I looked out the window, through the dim light, And saw in front of me a snowy delight. Then I made my bed and walked down the stairs, And the scent of breakfast filled the air. After I ate my breakfast and went out to play, I realized the tomorrow will be another snowy day.
Chesire County - NONE
Coos County Poet
Mrs. Isabelle Kleinschradt
Nature Itself Nature itself is so beautiful; Velvety smooth grass and bright flower petals. It's so unique; It makes me feel like home. Nature itself is so relaxing; With the wind blowing through my hair, And birds chirping in their own way. It makes me feel like home. Nature itself is also exciting; With animals like deer and rabbits thumping through the forest, And sometime even little bear cubs playing so cutely. It makes me feel like home. Nature itself can also be mild; From rain pit-patting on the window sill, To bears in a heavy sleep for hibernation. It makes me feel like home. Nature itself is full of life; From tiny baby birds being hatched, To young sprouts popping out of the ground. It makes me feel like home. Nature may be big, but it me me feel like home And I love it!
Coos County Honorable Mention Poet
Mrs. Amy Parsons, Teacher
My Mountains I love New Hampshire's Mountains. They feel like home because of their beauty. When their fall leaves are here, The colors look like painted pictures. When the snow is glistening in the distance, It feels like a mountain of diamonds. When the buds on the trees bloom, It looks like a new beginning in the world. When the leaves are green, It looks like the grass in my school yard. I love New Hampshire's mountains. They feel like home.
Grafton County Poet
Pam Force, Teacher
Bernice A. Ray School
Comfort of Home Fur flying Cats wrestle through the house Hand-me-down furniture Worn down by many generations The frappe machine whirls And shakes the house A sweet smell drifts Around the fans in summer And winter clothes in winter And where an old dog used to be A puppy will be soon.
Grafton County Honorable Mention
Ms. Phinney, Teacher
Bird's Eye A bird's lookout... A nest! In and out full With tears. On and on throughout The years Full of memories old And young. Waiting for someone To come. Full of sadness And some joy Spread and spread Throughout the days A bird's lookout... It's home!
Hillsborough County Poet
Robert Pooler, Teacher
Hollis Upper Elementary School
My Home The strong aroma of pine and bark, Was flowing through my den, Though my place is small and stark, Imagine, and for then, Everything will seem so real, So nice, so sweet, so fine, Like a sea edge run, And a setting sun, With purity wrapped in twine, My mind is where I like to be; And though it's small in space, My mind feels large and full with thoughts, Of my home, a special place.
Hillsborough County Honorable Mention
Sister Regina, Teacher
Because of You New Hampshire Because of you New Hampshire I can ski down the White Mountains and feel the wind in my face. Because of you New Hampshire I can swim in Echo Lake and cast a worm to bite. Because of you New Hampshire I can walk into the Flume Gorge and hear the rushing water drumming through my ears. Because of you New Hampshire I can explore the historical State House and pretend to vote on bills in the senate chamber. Because of you New Hampshire I can run in the soft yellow sand and catch a wave on my surf board. Because of you New Hampshire I can see the sun's rays peek through the tall pine trees. Because of you New Hampshire I can spot a bright red lady bug napping on a purple lilac bush. Because of you New Hampshire I eagerly wait for the white tailed family to pass through my backyard. Because of you New Hampshire I have a place called home.
Merrimack County Poet
Kathy Gage, Teacher
Backyard Stream Over the small hill And next to the clear stream Of my backyard There I sit on the warm mossy rocks Listening to the flow Of the calm water Birds chirp peacefully As they glide across the sky Here I always feel at home.
Merrimack County Honorable Mention Poet
Mrs. Bennert, Teacher
Bow Elementary School
My Home I feel at home in the deep green forest, Amongst the squirrels and chipmunks, Watching the sky, silent deer among the trees. I feel at home on the windswept, rocky mountain tops, With the eagles soaring on the wind, And the squirrels scampering, looking for nuts. I feel at home on the bank of icy rivers, Watching the fish dart around under water, And the bears looking for salmon in the spring. I feel at home by the ocean, With the clams, the snails, and the dolphins, And the great whales swimming in the deep. I feel at home on the shores of the lake, Where the deer and the moose come to drink, And the stars twinkle on the water like fireflies. I feel at home amongst the trees and rivers, Near oceans and lakes, on mountains-in Nature.
Rockingham County Poet
Mrs. Craig, Teacher
Stratham Memorial School
Feels Like Home The Breeze whizzing across my face Blue twinkling water splashing against my hand Feeling relaxed As I look into the lake Fish swimming about Look across the beautiful water And see skiers spray the blue clean lake water While cutting in and out of the wake The night stars as bright as a candle stick While the moon takes the suns place.
Rockingham County Honorable Mention Poet
Susan Pitman, Teacher
New Hampshire's Beauty Nature's song is everywhere New Hampshire is a state that we all share Home is a place where friends can be Birds flittering from tree to tree Granite mountains against the sky Purple finches fly and fly Pristine rivers to and fro The sun shines finely, with its glow Over treetops, migrating birds fly It's a sight, my, oh my Maple syrup, sticky to collect The smell is fragrant, and direct Deer bounding through the wood As a wild animal should Animals about everywhere Under logs and in the air Peaceful, tranquil environment It's a scene that's heaven sent New Hampshire's beauty you can't hate Come one, come all, To the Granite State.
Strafford County Poet - NONE
Sullivan County Poet
Susan Pullen, Teacher
The House on the Hill There is a House On the top of the Hill And it shines sharp In the sun And sways With the breeze And the house sits In the middle of the woods With a view of a broad Mountain in the distance And on the other side of the house In the night Lights from the city below Shine like a Christmas tree And then I realize That is my beautiful House.
Sullivan County Honorable Mention Poet
Fran Hills, Teacher
My House Big and gray-blue Woods all around Small hilly yard Pool on the ground Bird feeders stand Birds come to eat Some sneaky squirrels Take home a great feast My house is special It gives me comfort Heat and light Through day Through night.