We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’re so thankful for the opportunity to get to know so many amazing and talented young artists and writers every year, and hope the above painting and poem below inspire you. The following comes from Allyson Peurifoy, Age 14, from Walterboro, South Carolina. It received a Silver Key in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
As I wait,
an aroma of poetry fills the room.
My fingers run along
the tasseled table cloth,
and trumpets are blown.
I slowly cross my legs,
tuck my napkin into place,
and am served platefuls of poetry.
With knife and fork,
I cut stanzas
I chew sour-sweet metaphors,
and lick deeper meaning from my fingers.
Tangy images burst in my mouth
and words dribble down my chin.
I shut the book,
and place it carefully on the shelf,
finished with my feast.