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!



I hear barking and meowing

We see the cats and dogs

I smell good shampoo from the dog and cat

My dog can taste a dog treat

I touch my dogs fur



Jordan’s feel tight

They smell like brand new shoes

They look cool

They can taste the floor

They sound like a basketball game



I hear the bag of chips ruffling

I see the bag of chips in the cart they smell like a hot summer day

They taste so crunchy

they feel so soft

I can hear the sound of the crunchiness while I eat them



“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.