I Am The Moon Looking At The Moon

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!

Mr. Postlethwait
2nd Grade

I am
Naomi C.

I am a calendar walking to another thought
I am a rainbow with a lot of colors walking
I am a horse color blue and purple looking I ama fish color talking
I am a heart playing
I am a cheetah swimming
Yo soy la primavera hablando
Yo soy fuego bailando



I am the rainbow of a sky
I am the forest of a mountain
I am the sticky glue of a moon
I am the ocean of water
I am the thunder of a moon
I am the fire of a tree
I am the fairy of a rainbow
I am the secret of an agent
I am the agent of a rainbow
I am a powerful forest looking in the sky
I am sticky glue looking at the sky
I am the earth looking in the dirt
I am stars looking at the moon
I am the moon looking at the moon



I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the water
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am the cold of dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the farthest star
I am the hunger of a young wolf

Mr. Rence
2nd Grade

Anything I Want To Be

I am a humming bird that flies a lot
I am a thunder storm that comes out of the sky
I am a star of the light
I am a jaguar running through the forest
I am thunder falling from the sky hitting the house
I am the planet watching the whole world
I am the phone texting on the phone
I am the rain crashing on the ground


Caleb E.

I am a big shark swimming in the ocean
I am a bird flying in the air
I am a spider going down the web
I am an apple growing on a tree


The Thing

I am a shark in the water
I am the monster that eats everyone
I am the water that destroys the beach
I am every time
I am a bird that quacks
I am the flag in the water



“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.