Imagination Required!

For our sixth sessions together, Swift 2nd graders explored out-of-the-box thinking with the “Swan of Bees” poetry exercise.  That’s when we try to make uncommon combinations by joining things like food with furniture, or something imaginary with something real. Put on your imagination cap for these and enjoy!

Ms. Urquiza
2nd Grade

Things we would like to see (collaboration):

a bed made of marshmallows
Lohi’s brain made of chocolate 
Pizza made of dancing chocolate gummy bears
A chocolate marshmallow clock
A wolf of mint.
A bear riding an ant
A pig eating a bell
An ant riding a rock
A library filled with fun
A trampoline of flying monkeys
A hat filled with books
Candy running away from me 
A tree made of glitter rings
Glasses made of a backpack


I don’t know what
by Anjila K.

I wish I had a toothbrush and a tree made out of chocolate flowers!
I wish I had a notebook made out of gums.
I would like to see a chocolate pizza that dances.
I wish I had a book and a toy made out of lollipops!
I would like to see a tree made out of marshmallows.


by Mobin M.

I would like to see a car made of marshmallows.
I would like to see my bed made of very soft things and
cuddly. I could be the fastest kid in the world.
I could be the strongest boy in the world.


Crazy Things
by Samip N.

Someday I hope to see bears eating toothbrushes
And a snake swimming in hand sanitizer
And people eating snakes and racing with orcas
And tigers eating Mars
And black holes eating the sun
And chickens dancing
And me running like a cheetah

Ms. Amato
2nd Grade

What if? (collaboration):

Would you like to see a tree of dino nuggets? or
A beehive made of chocolate with chocolate bees?
We want to see a shoe made out of balloons
What if paper were made out of teachers?
A mummy turned into a doughnut
A tree made out of dino nuggets
What if you were teleported into a video game?
A car made out of cheese
What if the whole solar system was made out of sweets?
The ocean was made out of orange juice
A live human made out of chocolate
What if the world was made of pepper soup?
What if the solar system was made of money?
What if dinosaurs were princesses?
And vegetables tasted like candy?
What if clocks were made of boys? and chairs were made of markers?
What if I could ride a bird?
What if a dog was made of trees?
What if everything was gummies?
What if the classroom was made of kitties?
What if everything you touch turns into cinnamon toast crunch?
What if hands came out of your desk to do your work?

Jennessy Q.

What if my cousin came back from Heaven so
I can say goodbye? What if books were made of
candy? What if recess was Six flags?
What if animals can talk?



“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.