“I’m the big BEAN!”

Check out some of the fantastic poems the 5th and 6th graders have written during this Spring 2024 Poetry Residency! While revising and editing are important, there’s just as much magic in first drafts. Can you guess if these are revised or first drafts?!

The Earth’s Nature

by Ella

The trees the water everything

surrounding me can get no better.

The stars in the sky

as we look up high.

The flowers growing the plants

showing. It’s amazing to see,

to look and stare. It’s so good

you can’t compare.

The windy day blowing my hair

the smell of fresh in the air.

The earth’s nature I will always like

because that is a fact and

I know it’s right.

The Big BEAN

by Sofia

Hi there, I’m the big BEAN!

I live downtown, where ALL

people can see me. I don’t go

anywhere, I’m just here.

I’m like a statue, just standing

around. I’m also as tall as a

giraffe. People take selfies

around me, just because of

all that! Well, that’s all there

is from me.


by Jayson

Donuts, I love donuts. I like the

smell and the taste of donuts.

All the colors of the donuts are

red, blue, green, and yellow.

Pink, brown white, and cyan.

Donuts, I love donuts. You

can have a donut as a snack.

Donuts, I love donuts. I’ll give

these donuts a 10/10.



“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.