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.
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
A girl gave her dog a walk but
instead of the girl giving her dog a walk
the dog gave the girl a run
two people fighting & one
hit the cement Loud noises on the black road.
The reflections in the mirror :
Shadows with a bright face
sky scraper rising from the ground
painting the sky like black paint
on the white sky.
The black fluffy face red flaming
eyes it said meow Bye
A pelican, a pelican at the sky-blue
lake. It was looking me in the eye as if he
was saying goodbye.
The crows play their very sad song
Sad like an unhappy child on Christmas
My Frumpy Awakening
I awakened from my slumber to see the time
was 5:00 a.m.
I was surprised but it didn’t show in
I’m standing in front of me
My hand gliding down my hair
Staring into my own brown eyes
The Ball of Fury
stepping out of bed BOOM!
there it was my soccer ball
Sirens filled the streets skies filled with
white the car zooming by
Raindrops from rain last night, that I wish
I had seen from the top begging to
catch and see.