I Am The Storm Letting My Madness Go

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. Brown
3rd Grade

Funny Kayla
Kayla O.

I am the rain all over the world
I am a snake crawling under the floor
I am a mountain in the sky
I am a volcano spouting dogs
I am the sun showing my love
I am a penguin in the forest
I am the storm letting my madness go
I am the earth in the core
I am the beach waving around America
I am a dolphin swimming in the door
I am the lightening in ice cream
I am the moon going to sleep
I am the wave in the shoe
I am a shoe flying in the sky


Fun Stuff
Anthony A.

I am a zebra sneaking
I a fly bugging you
I am the sky blowing you
I am the rain wetting you
I am a plant I feed you
I am a dog and I love you
I am a cat I snuggle you
I am a bug in the tree
I am the sun shining
I am the moon I’m gray
I am a crab I pinch


I Am Everything

I am a rabbit hopping everywhere
I am the ocean I flow everywhere
I am the sun shining so bright in the sky
I am the beach everywhere
I am the breeze blowing everything


Ms. Sweeney
3rd Grade

I Am

I am like a cow eating grass
I am like the ocean so calm when I see blue
I am like a forest when I’m quiet
I am like a dolphin in water
I am like a tree touching the sky



I am an eagle soaring through the sky
I am a mount making the stream



I am a bow that goes on a person’s hair
I am the pencil that writes on the paper
I am a school that students come in
I am a baby that sisters moms and dads carry me
I am the phone that people text and call
I am a book that people read
I am a clock that people look at, what time is it
I am the shoes that people wear
I am the cloud that people see
I am the sea that people put their stuff in
I am a folder that people put homework in

Ms. Freedman
3rd Grade

The Delight Song of Grecia

I am the mountain feeling the power
I am a rainbow filling in peace
I am a dolphin in danger
I am an earth worm working as hard
as I can I’m the tree
growing my limbs


The Delight Song of Pavlov
Jaquon W.

I am the spacecraft that is useful for communicating
I am a volcano of lava erupting
I am a black hole of power
I am car keys
I am thunder rumbling in the sky
I am jumping off of a plane!
I am somebody who can personify stuff
I am climbing a mountain peak
I am armed
I am a flash of lightening!


I Am
Mayra S.

I am a singer that is beautiful
I am the sun shinning out sparkling
I am poet learner
I am the marshmallow sky
I am the dolphin eating

I am a robot dancer
I am sugar sprinkling
I am god teaching
I ama star
I am a pencil

I am earth smiling
I am a sunflower singing



I am a lion eating I am an elephant stomping
I am a mountain big and heavy
I am a waterfall cool



“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.