This video is one in a series of the Traveling Stanzas project which is a collaborative effort between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.

Blooming Thoughts

In the morning carrots scream like alarm clocks
Marigolds spin their tops in the sun
Their seeds dance on my fingers like fish bones
Bean vines sway like hammocks
While dinosaur kale roars in the wind
Red hot peppers rule with spicy tongues
And zinnia umbrellas line up like lightning
Bean seeds, soft and slippery
Ride down the river in purple canoes
Fresh broccoli makes a dark forest for dreams
And peaceful buds burst open
My garden is a health place to be
Where the leaves are put together
Like the pages of poetry
And I am blooming too

Poem by 3rd grade students at Holden Elementary School, Kent, Ohio

Design by Cody Wallis
Animation by Alex Kurr
Kent State University students
School of Visual Communication Design

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