At Haugan we worked with the North River Commission to write ekphrastic poems about sculptures at Ronan Sculpture Park! In a few weeks, we’ll go to the park to see the sculptures and have a poetry field trip! Here are a few of our poems!
Trying and trying to fly but being held down.
Stuck and wiggling
Trying to be FREE but being helped by an anchor
Trying to bloom become the pretty flower everyone wants to see
but can only get so far.
So far until u get dragged down
Dragged by the words the thoughts…
Not until u get back up to try and bloom again.
Just to be dragged back down by the anchor.
a woman with struggles
her mind filled with the tornado of her stress
but she can put it behind her and feel strong
the body she wears around
Not big not small
like a hummingbird’s kindness…
the stone surrounding
unbreakable like the spirit that still lives
I can feel her pain
the pain that becomes her mind
no one knows who she is
you can hear it in her tone that she’s hurt
but her face says differ
she follows the scent of a fresh batch of flowers
picked by the gentlest hands
she is like a flower
she blooms and feels special
but over time she falls
but with just the right amount of strength
She’ll bloom again
Stronger than stone…