Body Stanzas

This week we celebrated our amazing miraculous bodies by celebrating what students thought was the most powerful part of their own. I really loved all of this week’s poems and had such a hard time picking. We had hair, feet, hands, eyes, noses, and even a cynical 4th grade heart make their way into the mix! Enjoy this week’s poems. 


Olivia Grace

My hair is like a dragonfly.

My hair zig-zags and looks like it does

it fast! My hair bounces up lightning-fast, 

when pulled or caught. 

My hair is a dragonfly because it

does what it wants, when it wants, 

thinking it just pleased me. 

Mi Corazon

Allison Z

Mi corazon es como una piedra

porque si me dicen algo malo

no me importara, y tambien porque

para mi, el amor es una perdida de

tiempo. Mis labios son como un

microfono, porque cuando estoy 

en mi casa, canto tan alto como uno. 



“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.