The Music of My Life

by Josephine W. (4th grade)

The Music of My Life
by Josephine W. (4th grade)

Sometimes I hear
the pitter patter of rain
the sad days of rain
end with a sigh

In the spring I hear
the sweet giggling of children
the happy day of sunshine
ends with a sleepy snore

In the summer, I hear
the rustle of children playing behind the bush
the hot days
end with a fizz of lemonade

In the fall, I hear
the crunch of leaves
the chilly days
end in peace

in the winter, I hear
the jingling of bells
the children sing jolly songs
and people crowd around to listen

I love to hear
the song of the wind
as it rustles through trees
and leaves while dying

 PS 188Q The Kingsbury School
Amina Henry, writer‐in‐residence

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. Recent local productions include PS (Ars Nova), Little Rapes (The New Group/Long Island University), and The Johnsons (JACK). Her work has been produced, developed by, and/or presented by: Atlantic Theatre, The New Group, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, The Flea, Page 73, Project Y Theatre, National Black Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Generator, The Brick, HERE Arts Center, The Cell: a 21st Century Salon, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the 2013 Black Swan Lab Series (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), and HERO Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), among other organizations. She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Space Residency and is a 2018 recipient of a space residency at Dixon Place. She is a member of the Women's Project 2022-24 Lab and an affiliate artist at New Georges. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College and SUNY Albany. She is also a teaching artist for Teachers & Writers Collaborative and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children.