A Fish of Fruit Loops – Juxtaposition Poems @ Moos

In week 5 of poetry class at Moos, we had fun exploring juxtapositions and playing around with silly language! We discussed the idea that a poet can place two strange things side by side ( a swan of bees…a kiss of babies…an eraser of kittens) and we can still imagine what that would look like in our minds. We had fun brainstorming a list of silly juxtapositions together as a class before using our imaginations to write our own poems.

Each week there will be 3 poems from each class published to our Hands on Stanzas blog, and every student will have an opportunity to see their written work published on our blog in the weeks to come.

Scroll down to enjoy this week’s published poems!


Ms. Willis
3rd Grade

On, On
K’Veon C.

Someday I hope to see…

A cave of marshmallows.
A hive of candy.
A long hall of chocolate.
A dog of ice cream.
A fish of Fruit Loops.
A mountain lion of gummy bears.
A dart board of Pokémon.
An airplane of dogs.
A clock of gummy worms.



Poem of Ideas
Jamya T.

Someday I hope to see…

A charger floating with water.
A carpet filled with sunshine.
A teddy bear filled with owls.
An office filled with pandas.
A character filled with memories.
A folder filled with learning.
A judge filled with mail.
A book filled with shoes.
A sharpener filled with pencils.
A hallway filled with Post-Its.
A character filled with PJ.
Marbles filled with yoga.
A sweater filled with activities.



I Wish I Had Someday
Jeniah W.

I wish I had…

A glass of hamsters.
A mitten of butterflies.
A pot of imagination.
An elephant of books.
A basketball of ants.
A paper of poems.
A lunchbox of kittens.
A heart full of mittens.
An ink pen of candy.
A box of love.
A bag of bugs.
A shoelace of hugs.
A chart of chocolate.
(That’s what it was.)



Ms. Sanders
3rd Grade


Money Swamp
Erick R.

Someday I hope to see…

A Lamborghini of fast hedgehogs.
A house of gold.
A shoe of money.
A world of candy.
A cat of dogs.
A volcano of ice cream.
An ocean of melted gold.
A planet of games.



Hello People
Tatianna A.

I wish I had …

A post office of money.
A cat of skeleton heads.
A box of owls.
A door of elephants.
A person of boats.
A goat of triangles.
A unicorn of candy.
A desk of money.
A dog of dreams.
A cat of me.
A unicorn of desks.



Diana R.

I wish I had a…

A pocket of sunshine.
A house of chocolate.
A door of slime.
A classroom of pandas.
A classroom of God.
An ocean of boats.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.