For my last day with Homeroom 302 at Waters Elementary, the students described what they learned about writing and themselves through the process of writing poetry. They first completed a brainstorm activity where they described their thoughts on poetry. Below are some of the things they wrote. They then wrote their own Ars Poetica poems, or poems about poetry.
a world where imagination thrives.
an expression of yourself.
help me cope.
give the world more opportunities.
help you understand your feelings in a deeper way.
be about itself AKA Ars Poetica.
Writing makes me feel…
like an explorer, my dreams come true and many places become a reality.
Writing teaches me…
how to advance and grow.
I write because…
I need to release bottled up feelings.
it’s a place where I can express myself when no one listens.
Poetry is a hidden language
can be written anonymously
can reveal unspoken truths
can help you look within
can solve hidden mysteries.
by Arfan M.
Writing is a pleasure
a world where everything is to your will.
Why was it here?
To journey to the subconscious
to learn every aspect of yourselves.
Writing is a gift.
by Harper M.
Poetry is interesting.
It’s like a wake up call saying ring!
I wish I could describe it with better words,
but it’s like my stomach is filled with many birds.
by Georgia N.
isolated by myself
advancing and growing
helping me be the best i can
giving everyone a chance to be heard