The Web ROW
“The world’s children are perhaps its most truthful and sensitive observers.”

—Pamela Michael, River of Words co-founder
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(with thanks to Joy Harjo)
Remember the stream you were born beside
Remember each of the pebble's stories
Remember Zeus, know who he is.
I met him on the icy glaciers of Mount Olympus,
The most beautiful summit of our Mother Earth.
Remember her.
You are proof of her life:
Red Rocks, Green Grass, Blue Ocean, and Yellow Sun.
Remember Uranus, your father, he is your life, too.
He is the stars and the deep blue sky.
Remember him through Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and
    Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Remember Apollo, my inspiration, wisdom above all.
Remember Poseidon.
Remember his waves. He knows the origin of the universe.
I heard him speak of the secret city of Atlantis.
Remember the seaweed, cypress, wolf, and clouds, which all have
their own tribes, histories and families. They are all living poems,
each in their own way.
Remember that all people are you, and you are all people.
Remember that you are the universe, and the universe is you.
Remember that life is a cycle, and the cycle is growing just like you.

2010 Finalist
Michael Alisky, age 8
Centennial, Colorado
Aurora Quest K-8 (Aurora)
Teacher: Micki Amick