Do you hear what I hear?

What is a favorite sound you have? Is there a sound you would rather not have to listen to? This week, our after-school poetry club talked about the symphony of sounds we hear every day and how they are different based on where we are or what time of day it is. After taking a moment to be as still and as quiet as we could, we also made a list of the sounds we heard in the classroom. Then students got to work on a brainstorm and their own sound poems. Enjoy this week’s featured poet!

What I Hear


I hear the TV moving

I hear my mom making food

I also hear my sister being peaceful 

I hear wind

I hear thunder

I hear peace in the world

I also hear fingers moving

I always hear people talking

I sometimes hear teachers talking



“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.