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This week at Darwin, we wrote our final poems for this school year. Our focus was things that we remember–whether going to the movies with family, a day at the park eating ice cream, […]

At Darwin, we thought about colors and how the colors of the things around us can be woven into poems. Here are the poets from our classroom! Ms. Garcia, 2nd Grade, Spanish Delilah & […]

This week at Darwin we explored places that we hear music, how music makes us feel, and where music comes from. Here are this week’s featured poets! We had such beautiful responses to the […]

We all know that the alphabet is a key tool in writing poems and creating words–but what about when the alphabet creates the form in which we write poems? That’s what an abecedary poem […]

Happy almost back from Spring Break! This past week at Darwin, we focused on poems about places and how places, whether the laundromat or IHOP or our backyards, are important to telling our stories. […]

This week at Darwin, we read some haikus together and talked about form, how they are from Japan, and how Issa wrote not 100, not 1,000 but 20,000 haikus in total! We experimented with […]

This week at Darwin, we explored how we can find poems in ordinary things, from tables to trees. We then wrote poems from the perspective of some funny, beautiful, or interesting things we see […]

This week at Darwin we explored how poetry makes us feel. It makes us feel happy, sad, confused, and angry. But what about funny? According to many poetry studies, humor is the one place […]

At Darwin, we talked about hearts. We saw a picture of what a real heart looked like, but then we talked about what we thought our hearts are. What do they look like? What […]

One of the many reasons poetry is awesome is because of its imagery. We paint images with the words we use. What if we went backwards and had a picture paint our words? That’s […]


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“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.