By Lapaly Oshada Somaratna (Grade 7 École John Stubbs Memorial -French immersion Program)
Photography Muditha Somaratna
Comparing to other regions in Canada, Victoria, BC is very warm throughout the year. Considering snow, we usually get little or even some years none. In the summer, the temperature can get up to 30 degrees Celsius. In the Winter however, it usually goes down to about 5 degrees Celsius, and every now and then goes into the negative numbers. In the next paragraph you will see that I wrote a small poem about Victoria's Seasons.I wrote this poem when I was a grade 7 student at École John Stubbs Memorial (2019). I originally wrote this poem for English poetry class.
Dad offered to work on editing and photography and all other fun geek stuff. So, Thank You dad for making life easier for me.
~~The four seasons~~
The earth is soft and wet with rain
This is what repeats again and again.
It’s beauty is what Spring is known for
And it’s not as cold as it was before
Spring comes only once an year
So all the birds chirp to hear
We all come outside and join in and play
As school is not at all for today
We take a break and go on vacation
But never forget about education
Above it all the sun shines bright
But at the end, it’s calm at night
But evergreens will never take that path at all
The breeze is getting more fresh, more crisp and, more cool
While we are all back and stuck at our school
Wherever I look I see Red, Brown and Gold
But then rush inside, because it’s too cold
Before our eyes, Halloween comes and it goes
What happens next? That’s what Winter knows
It’s all so quiet, and very too much too plain
And trees and branches, are all that remain
This all changes when we come out to play
The laughter and joy all change the day
New Year comes and it’s all dancing and singing
Everything is settled, and a new year is beginning
This is how each year comes and it goes
But these are the four seasons that everybody knows
Spring is Green, Summer is all bright, Fall will be orange, and Winter is all white!