Dear Summer: Seasonal Haiku @ Darwin Elementary

What is your favorite season? The 2nd graders at Darwin like them all! I asked the students to start by writing about their favorite season, and then see if they could write one poem for each season.

March is funny weather. Some days its winter and other days, spring. Given the changes outside and the student’s increasing skill with line breaks and imagery, it was the right time to try out seasonal haiku, inspired by Issa.

Mr. Postlethwait
2nd Grade

Spring Poem
Nathalie M.

Rain, rain, how beautiful
you are like babies falling
from the spring skies


Winter Poem
Javier A.

Playing in the snow
Heavy boots crunch crunch crunch
Slippery ice


Spring Poem
Bulmaro M.

Dear spring raining, growing
plants and vegetables and
fruit and trees, big trees

Mr. Rence
2nd Grade

Spring Poem
Alyssa T.

Flowers bloom from the ground
Rain falls from the sky
Wind starts to blow everywhere


Spring Poem
Jaileen S.

Goodbye cold icy
snow and hello to rainy
spring so I can look
at the beautiful flowers


Fall Poem
Joevanni M.

In the fall the flowers
change to yellow and orange


Summer Poem
Maya D.

Goodbye spring
Hello summer
Hello grass



“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.