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!


4th of July in Pilsen



The smell of carne asada cooking on the grill and Kool-Aid floats all around the block

The sound of children, parents, and Mexican music fills the street with joy

I can see children running through the closed off street jumping in the bouncy house and on their bikes

Just having fun.

I can taste a paleta melting in my mouth

I can feel the wind blowing across my face



Yarel and Valentin


The look of ambrea blue petals

The smell of natural nature

The touch of the pretty stems

The sound of calmness rustles in the field

The beautiful insects tasting the sweet nectar



Damian and Christian

The taste of the frozen drink as I hold it in my hand

It’s so hot I can’t stand


The sound of the birds chirping in the tree


The site of the animals wandering around

The smell of the flowers in the ground



“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.