Darwin Elementary Takes a Cabbage Apart

This week we read an exerpt from “Some Puts a Pineapple Together” by Wallace Stevens. The students discussed how Stevens takes an everyday object and sees many wondrous worlds inside of it. I asked them use their own imaginations, to write many scenes about a new object… a purple cabbage! Enjoy!

Ms. Vargas-Mendez
3rd Grade

The Purple Cabbage City
Ana E.

There are little people
There are purple cars
There is a white tree

There is a big hotel
That animals live in
There are houses
There is a big city

It has a volcano
It is a city
It is our home


The Purplicious Cabbage
Sofia V.

A never growing tree
A very snowing tree
A purple earth

A big purple ladybug
A big purple house
A big purple leave

The big purple girl
The giant purple school
The big giant classroom

The purple plan
The big sharpener
The big playground

The big bowl
The giant world
The big body

The salad bowl
The giant boy
The big rock


Purple Cabbage
Guadalupe H.

The ball is covered
in grapes and
bright color


Ms. Robbins
2nd & 3rd Grade

Purple Cabbage
Deja M.

I was at the beach and I saw
a dolphin, tied up, and I
called someone to help me.


Purple Cabbage
Nicole E.

The food that I just touched
is bumpy. Its like worms
coming. Like a lettuce
but purple. Like a brain
but purple. Like a volcano.
Like a rocket ball.


Purple Cabbage
Alan T.

Purple & white like
a little purple brain like
a little purple ladybug

Ms. Arango
2nd Grade

Purple Cabbage
Ashley C.

I see a tree
I see a brain
I see the inside of the rain


Someone Puts a Cabbage Together
Jocelyn D.

Inside, you have in your hands
a person stretching their four arms.
An alien putting its arms into an “O.”
The smell is like a flower garden.
But sadly I must say, all of that
is just its vines


Someone Puts a Cabbage Together
Diego S.

It looks like a tree
It looks like a spiderweb
It looks like a tarantula



“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.