I Am Red As Fire / I Am Blue As Air

We started off our lesson by reading The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee by N. Scott Momaday. We continued our examination of imagery, metaphor, and personification. I asked the students to write their own “I am” poems, embracing all their powers. Awesome powers below! Enjoy!


Ms. Lozada
4th Grade


I Am
Giancarlo H.

I am a shark hunting the fish in the sea
I am a lion sleeping with their baby in the savannah
I am the hill covering the sun set
I am the rain drop falling from the sky
I am the sun shining the earth
I am the moon in the dark night
I am the water falling form the waterfall
I am the lava coming out of the volcano
I am the sand in the beach
I am the snow falling to the big mountain
I am the tree in the forest
I am the water drop falling out of the storm
I am the light coming from the sun
I am the basketball jumping around


The Delight Wildness
Lesley R.

I am a volcano shooting melting lava
I am a shark that eats the fishes of the sea
I am the bird that gives life
I am a butterfly and I swing my wings around
I am a penguin swimming in the freezing water
I am a sun that shines in the sky
I am a rainbow that shows my colors in every way


I Am
Leila S.

I am the wind pushing the ocean
I am the earth listening to the people need help
I am the fish flying in the air
I am red as fire
I am blue as air
I am a wolf running in the forest
I am the moon looking at the people sleep
I am a tree guarding the forest
I am the sun burning people’s skin
I am the light waking people up


Ms. Pease
4th Grade

Mother Nature
Gerald S.

I am that little bug in your hair
I am the great noise of the ocean
I am the volcano that erupts
I am every planet in space
I am the roaring thunder
I am the pretty sun that rises
I am the flying bird in the sky
I am the controller of the jungle
I am the rain that you want to stop
I am the sand at the beach
I am the tallest mountain
I am the gushing fast wind
I am the pretty white snow
I am the biggest rainbow


The Delight Song of Leilani
Leilani G.

I am the fish dancing under the sea
I am the ocean waving hello and goodbye
I am the lava jumping up and down
I am the coconut talking a lot
I am the sand getting played with
I am the rocks popping


Natalia H.

I am a rainbow coloring your house
I am a tree making everybody happy
I am the ocean catching the sky
I am a mountain going up
I am a tsunami running away
I am planet playing freeze tag
I am the stars making you shine
I am a lion eating feathers
I am the moon hiding from you in the dark
I am snow making you a snowman
I am a volcano exploding in your face
I am lightening chasing everybody
I am a jungle losing you in there
I am a comet line you up


I Am Poem
Nicholas M.

I am a jungle with animals
I am flowers with bees on me
I am water being drunk
I am a planet with aliens
I am a volcano carrying everybody


Jaliyah T.

I am leaves that blew in the sky to the door
I am rain that goes into the dirt
I am the air
I’m water
I’m sand
I’m dog
I’m cat
I’m so many more things, too…

Ms. Afzal
4th Grade


The Delight Song of Jimmy
Jimmy R.

I am a plant trying to grow
I am blue as a blueberry
I am a tiger that gets in the cage

I am a turtle trying to move faster
I am a sky turning to blue


The Delight Song of Alexander
Alexander H.

I am recycling who loves garbage
I am a paper who does nothing
I am a pizza who is happy
I am water floating down a slide


The Delight Song of Gloria
Gloria P.

I am a bird flying from the sky
I am the fish swimming under water
I am the folder hiding paper
I am a book with words on me
I am a door that moves
I ma a computer with a keyboard in me
I am a clock in time with me
I am a cooking waiting for people to eat me
I am a volcano throwing chocolate
I am a jungle with trees on me
I am a pen with chocolate ink



“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.