Kids' Ocean Haiku Highlights

Kids wax poetic in the Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History. To celebrate National Poetry Month, visitors on April 9, 2011 were invited to pen a haiku to the ocean blue. Seven-year-old Christine Meng--a true poet--took some creative liberties and expanded the form in a visual direction. To see more poems authored by children, read the "comments" section. Inspired? Submit your own ocean poem on our blog.

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A poem titled "The Whale" written in magic markers with a drawing of a whale.

Christine Meng