Doing Less

Reading “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound, we noticed the tiny size of the poem, and the way it uses white space by moving text around on the page. Students created their own tiny poems, each of which captures a moment in a little sculpture of words.

Room 322

Growing Clothes
Gabriela G.

I saw        my clothes :  made me think about
when I had smaller   clothes and I was a
smaller girl          how did I grow so fast?

The dog and the person
Shamadhi R.

A girl gave her dog a walk       but
instead of the girl giving her dog      a walk
the dog gave the    girl    a  run

Giovanni G.

two people fighting & one
hit the cement           Loud noises on the black road.

Rachel V.

The reflections        in the  mirror     :
Shadows with        a bright face

Katherine V.

sky scraper      rising from the ground
painting the sky        like black paint
on the white sky.

Room 314

Enrique V.

The black fluffy face            red flaming
eyes          it said meow Bye

This Morning
Alexander C.

A pelican, a pelican at the sky-blue
lake.  It was looking me in the eye as if he
was saying goodbye.

Jose B.

The crows play their very sad song
Sad like an unhappy child on Christmas

My Frumpy Awakening
Chainida P.

I awakened       from my slumber        to see the time
was         5:00 a.m.
I was surprised              but it didn’t show              in
my face.

Room 320

Mi T.

I’m standing in front of me
My hand gliding down my hair
Staring into my own brown eyes

The Ball of Fury
Gregory R.

stepping   out of bed    BOOM!
there  it    was my  soccer   ball

Mateo R.

Sirens filled the streets         skies filled with
white           the car zooming by

Secret Spring
Hillary C.

Raindrops from rain last night, that I wish
I had seen from the top begging to
catch and see.



“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.