Making Sense

Sometimes young poets have a hard time using descriptive language in poems. After reading “Natures Way” by Heidi Campbell the poets studied the use of the 5 senses in the poem. Using the 5 senses is one easy way to use descriptive language in literature. The poets were asked to describe a scene in their life by only using the 5 senses. Enjoy!



By Solange


The sound of droplets falling on my window

The cold fresh water on my tongue

Falling on me everywhere I go

I can see the dark gloomy sky

I can smell the sadness spreading all around Chicago.

Smiles turn into frowns



Lailanie and Abby


The smell of the burning lavender

The feel of the heat when I put my had over it

The sound of burning fire

The look of the melting purple wax

The taste of smoke in the air



By Jayvee


The sound of it popping

I can see them putting butter on it

I can smell the butter

The taste of the butter popping

The workers can feel the shape



“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.