‘Apple.Apple.Apple.Apple.Apple.’: Concrete Poems

Students created concrete poems, which rely on their visual depiction to express meaning more clearly. Here are some of their beautiful examples of that form!

Lesson Note: “Art has a way of bringing to you the things you need to know. It feels to me that art knows what’s going on more than the artist knows what’s going on.”-Nick Cave, Artist.

The authors’ names are listed here in the order each poem appears. Ms. Wright, Teacher. 7th Grade: Maurice G., Leahemia J., Ye Qi C., ‘ ‘My Shirt’ by Selina X. 8th Grade: Angela Q., ‘Apple’ by Rina L., ‘Time’ by Emily W.



“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.