I See Trees of Green

The first two weeks at Hale Elementary, our young poets were introduced to the concept of poetic line and stanza. Before we begin reading a poem we each shout out how many lines and stanzas we can count! On our third week of poetry club, we dived even further into craft of poems and explored the idea of imagery, or how we can write in a way that utilizes the five senses. Using our smell, sight, touch, taste, and sound, the poets created serene and calming nature poems.


Flower Petals

by Milania 

4th grade


I can smell the sweet summer flowers

I can touch the smooth summer petals

I can hear the wind swishing

and swooshing

I see the flower petals flying

through the air



by Ava F.

4th grade 

I hear the birds chirping

as I sip my coffee.

I feel the wind pushing

my hair back.

I see the sun hitting the lake.

I smell the flowers

hitting my nose.



by Olivia

4th grade


I see the waves

moving in sync

I feel the afternoon

sun by my side

my shoulders

I see the sun set in the horizon

I feel the sand

between my toes

and I love

the scent of the

salt water

in the ocean




“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.