For our third week with the 7th graders at Sayre we used simile to transform everyday classroom objects into… anything our imaginations conjured! Our reference poem was “Paper clip” by Valerie Worth, in which the speaker transforms a paper clip into a moving fish. It was good practice in using our imaginations to transform the everyday into the extraordinary.
A trash can is like a black hole
dark and a place for the unwanted.
Windows are a reflection of the outside
showing the mood of the sky…
And books are similar, both like a portal
to another world depending where you are.
The door is like my freedom.
The flowers look like a painting
made by someone famous that
a million people will see.
Desk is like a pillow for sleeping.
A clock is like a time machine.
Basketball clears my mind. When I play pickup
my goal is as clear as day.
For when I play basketball my head is
as uncomplicated as 3rd grade
Bright like the sun
The petals glowing like a lightbulb
The stem spiky as a knife
The leaves rough like sandpaper
Sharp as the corner
of knifes. Slim and weavy
like the sea.