Poems in Shapes

Greetings, greetings! For our most recent session with Waters 6th graders, we talked about the fun, surrealist concrete poems! We looked at a bunch of different examples before reading Juan Felipe Herrera’s “Social Distancing”. For many concrete poems, there’s no one way of reading, and that was definitely the case for this one. I enjoyed seeing the creative sparks fly as students wrote and drew their own concrete poems. Enjoy!

Mr. D’s 6th Grade Class

Listed below: “The Star” by Nicoll, “Victory” by Owen O., “Rules” by Abbie L., “My Very Helpful Brain” by Maddie J., “Football” by Silas A. 





Ms. Hooper’s 6th Grade Class

Listed below: “Chicago” by Kevin S., “Shark” by Daniela B., “The Hand” by Nathan G., “The Flower” by Darcy A., “Libro” by Kamila





Ms. Smallwood’s 6th Grade Class

Listed below: “Sunglasses” by Harrison C., “The Sun” by Sydney J., “Soccer Ball” by Yusuf S., “Stars” by Zoe N.





“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.