I am an ice that disappears: Delight Songs @ Moos Elementary

This week we read, The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee, by N. Scott Momaday. I asked the students how different elements of nature could be used to describe their own emotions and powers. I encouraged the students to think about what makes them powerful. Just as gorgeous as Momaday’s original, the inspired poems by our young poets are full of power and love.

Ms. Sigmond
3rd Grade

The Delight Song of Angel
Angel M.

I am a turtle so tired
I am a monkey climbing everything
I am a hurricane destroying everything
I am a lion biting and roaring
I am an earthquake breaking everything


The Delight Song of Guillermo
Guillermo M.

I am a mountain that is pointy
I am a tiger that doesn’t hunt
I am the planet Neptune that doesn’t orbit
I am a chair that doesn’t move
I am an ice that disappears
I am a landslide that likes to slide
I am Jupiter who likes to move its ring
I am a knight who likes to play it safe
I am the letter A who is not on the ABC
I am pizza that doesn’t taste like pizza


The Delight Song of Jayleen
Jayleen P.

I am a planet that loves my colors
I am a playful puppy that loves to sleep
I am a baby seal that loves to hunt for food
I am a book that loves adventures

Ms. Willis
3rd Grade

The Delight Song of Abby
Abby A.

I am a powerful tsunami
I am a cloud in the sky

I am a wolf begging for food
I am a pig eating gross stuff
I am a cow eating grass
I am a cool guy as the night sky

I am a good guy as nice as flowers
I am a flower as sad as forever
I am a bee getting honey
I am a teacher as nice as nice flowers


The Delight Song of Aaron
Aaron H.

I am a kitten chasing yarn
I am the roar of a lion
I am a cheetah in the jungle
I am a tornado that destroys things
I am the power of the flood that wipes things away
I am the maddest in the world and spit out lava
I am the hurricane’s wave
I am the fire of one million fire balls
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain


The Delight Song of Janiya
Janiya W.

I am really fast
I am sloppy like a pig eating
I am so good at reading
I can read a chapbook in 10 seconds
I am a jar with a lot of jelly
I am a jat full of tears

Ms. Brown
2nd Grade

The Poem of Leam
Leam G.

I am the express train of America


The Delight Song of Javen
Javen H.

I am the ocean
I am the sun
I am the sea
I am the forest
I am the moon
I am a tiger
I am a flower
I am the jungle
I am a horse
I am a cave
I am a leaf


The Delight Song of Isabella
Isabella V.

I am the flower of the forest
I am the sparkly of the waves
I am the log of the tree
I am the colors of the rainbow
I am a feather of a bird
I am the waves of the ocean
I am the sand of the beach
I am a coconut
I am a petal of a flower



“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.