In this week’s Poetry Club we discussed Love and Poetry. We began with a heart chakra exercise to get in tune with our emotions. The poems we read together were “Love Poem Beginning with a Yellow Cab” and “Let’s Get Married” by José Olivarez. We talked about the Author’s love for his partner Erika and how he uses descriptive language to paint a picture of memories that remind us of love shared. Poets both smiled and cried when we brainstormed our own experiences of love, the poems that follow were written.
Want written by
Kimberly S., 12th Grade
Want is something big but possible.
I want someone to love me unconditionally.
I want someone to remember to assure me, to love me, to hug and kiss me,
to feel me, to see me.
I want someone to remember the little things, how I like my eggs in the morning,
how I like my toast to be crispy but soft.
Someone that is willing to dance and sing and do everything as careless and free like me.
I want someone to buy me flowers, go on dates, not care about prices,
to worship me and the ground that I walk on.
I want someone to have kids with, preferably six,
someone to grow old and have grey hairs with.
Zain written by
Lesley R., 12th Grade
Zain a name I haven’t forgotten
Summer, 2020 was ours.
As soon as it started to get chilly
you froze, you flew away from me like
the leaves that were coming down. Now
all I can do is write about you.