Personnages à longues oreilles @ Moos Elementary

To continue prepping for our collaboration with and field trip to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the students and made one more poem from the music of Carnival of the Animals, specifically, the movement called “Personages With Long Ears” (and various other translations). You may want to listen to the movement while you read on, enjoy!

Ms. Brown
5th Grade


Burro Donkey
Diamond W.

The donkey is scared,
when he saw the troll
it said, “I’m going to eat you,”
so the Donkey runs as fast
as he can through the forest

The music gets slow while
The troll is in his house,
So the Donkeys runs out
before he eats him

Boxing Donkey
Dominic H.

It was a boxing donkey
he got hit with a car
and he broke his arm
he got his arm fixed
but he needed money
so he went to an
underground boxing tournament

If he wins, he gets 30,000
Donkey Money and he won
he was so happy he gave
all the donkeys money and
then they were all happy too


Daisy S.

The donkey is on the
farm and there are
loud noises so the donkey

Mr. Schade
4th Grade


Sad & Happy Donkey
Liany U.

The owner was being mean
to the donkey and it ran away
and it was sad

The old man tried to find him
but he was all alone in the woods

Three hours later, he found a new
family, and he was really happy


The Runaway

The donkey is working,
a coyote scares him
the donkey starts running,
the coyote follows,
the donkey runs and runs,
the donkey gets tired
but finally he outruns
the coyote



A donkey is being chased
by a person
the person gets lost
in the woods
and the donkey is happy



“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.