I Am A Dark Light In A Room — Delight Songs @ Avondale Logandale

This week we read, The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee, by N. Scott Momaday. I asked the students how different elements of nature could be used to describe their own emotions and the powers they possess. I encouraged the students to think about what makes them powerful. Just as gorgeous as Momaday’s original, the inspired poems by our young poets are full of power and love.

Ms. Llagano
4th & 5th Grade

The Delight Song of John
John M.

I am god of earth
I am a cookie of truth
I am a cat that tears the moon
I am a speed demon of light and sound
I am an old cool tasty piece of toast
I am a killer tornado of destruction


The Delight Song of Guadalupe
Guadalupe H.

I am an angry cloud raining
I am a sad bird that doesn’t have friends
I am a bird that does not have a family
I am a dog that doesn’t have a tail
I am a happy student learning
I am an angry panda of paper
I am a panda made of paint


The Delight Song of Daniela
Daniela R.

I am a panda climbing for bamboo
I am a worm that wiggles around
I am an ant that is marching for food
I am a flower that opens for the sun
I am a porcupine so spiky
I am a dog that chases squirrels
I am a fish swimming for danger
I am an apple that hangs on a tree


Ms. Pease
4th Grade

The Delight Song of Daiquionna
Daiquionna F.

I am a tear washing your face
I am a color coloring the sky
I am water washing your throat
I am a bird flying through
I am a tree taller than you
I am a raindrop spitting on you
I am a flower delighting you
I am a diamond dazzling you


The Delight Song of Yelitza
Yelitza Z.

I am a color of a wolf’s fur
I am as happy as the big bright sun
I am as hungry as a dinosaur


The Delight Song of Oscar
Oscar Q.

I am a panther running into wind
I am a chicken going to scream in anger
I am a flower growing
I am a star still in silence
I am a cloud moving slowly in the sky
I am a tree growing big and strong
I am sand moving in the ground
I am a lion roaring still and loud
I am a koala sleeping calmly in morning
I am wind moving everywhere fast
I am water being shined by the sun

4th Grade

The Delight Song of Jessica
Jessica F.

I am a forest in the bright sky
I am a fish in the lake
I am a dark light in a room
I am a wolf in a darkside
I am a rose in light


The Delight Song of Jasmin
Jasmin M.

I am the volcano’s eruption
I am the rose’s red
I am the water’s waves
I am the wolf’s howl at night


The Delight Song of Jennifer
Jennifer P.

I am the rough rock in the ground
I am the rainbow colorful of color



“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.