Do You Know?
Alexandra Contreras-Montesano is in Grade 5 at Champlain Elementary School in Burlington. She says she enjoys playing viola, dancing ballet and writing, "especially in the woods!" When she wrote this piece, she says, she was thinking about "what really makes the world go around, and I wrote it from the point of view of a person in love."
Do you know what makes the wind, the sweet, sweeping sound that reassures us that there is air to breathe?
I know what makes the wind blow so.
'Tis you who makes it flow.
Do you know what makes the berries ripe, with juice and raw newborn color?
I know what makes the berries ripe.
'Tis you, 'tis you who makes the flavor burst.
Do you know what makes my life so sweet, with bursts of small delight?
I know! I know!
'Tis you, 'tis you.
I know it is.