Emily Guzman, 5th-grader at Gervais Elementary School, won third place in the 4th-6th grade division for her poem “Summer Farmhouse” in the Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s inaugural poetry contest for Marion County and West Salem students.  Emily was honored to recite her poem with other winners and received a gift certificate to an area bookstore.


Summer Farmhouse
By Emily Guzman (5th Grade)

Dusty Bushes

Red and Green

Farmhouse back

Summer Seeds

Mountains Rising

All to the sky

Cliffs jaggering

Somewhat shy

Golden wheat

Waving through

Ready to bake

With pumpkin stew

Breath it in

All these colors

Never again

Till next Summer