My favorite place in New York City is Prospect Park. It is where I have grown up. It’s a place that I’ve gone to my whole life. It is very close to where I live. I made my first friends there. I learned to ride a bike. It is where I fell off my first bike. It’s where my mom and I have all of our picnics. Prospect Park is a very big part of who I am. It is where I walk my dog, where I go on relaxing walks to clear my head. It reminds me of how calm life can really be. As soon as I walk in, the atmosphere changes. The smell of the air changes. It smells like fresh earth and flowery. I just love Prospect Park!

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February 10, 2021 6:10 pm

Dear Chloe,
I am happy with your poem, “Fresh Earth” because you clearly have a lot of love for Prospect Park and all the important events in your life that took place there.
One line that stands out for me is, “ I made my first friends there”. I think this line is nice because friendships are really important and it’s such a great memory that you made it in a park that you still go to.
Another line that stands out for me is, “ It is where I walk my dog, where I go on relaxing walks to clear my head.”. I think this line is special because it’s really nice to know you have an escape.
Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

Emerald Stornes
Emerald Stornes
July 7, 2020 3:44 pm

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Dear chloe,
I am Emerald and I am loving this post because It really reminds me of nature and peace . one part of your photo that stands out for me is where I see the sunset and the trees & I think this is because it’s a similar park by my house. another part that I really liked is where I see people sitting by the lake meditating . This stood out to me because I often meditate a lot by lakes and parks too. Please take more pics we’d love to see them have a good day !

August 28, 2019 4:15 pm

I am pressed by your post, “Fresh Earth,” because you identified many spacial, and specific moments you had at prospect park. you describe what you do at the park and why it is important to you. I feel like I can see you at that park!

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