Perspective Poems at Darwin

This week at Darwin, we explored how we can find poems in ordinary things, from tables to trees. We then wrote poems from the perspective of some funny, beautiful, or interesting things we see every day.


Ms. Garcia, 2nd grade, Spanish

Jump Rope

I’m a jump rope I’m exciting
I need a break cause I work a lot
I feel tight when they tie me
I always feel dizzy from going up and down
my best friends are a snake because they are wobbly

My Cat

I feel lonely when the giants that feed me go away.
I don’t know why those giants let me outside
When the biggest giant reads to the little giant, I go under the blanket
The little giant always plays with me
I am hungry all the time
The food that I get is delicious
I bite sometimes but most of the time I don’t

My water bottle’s sad because I drink water from it
and put stickers on it
and I open his head
to put water in his head

My Perspective Of a Cat Is

cats don’t like pets
cats don’t like kisses
cats like food
cats like toys
cats like soft things


La lluvia viene de las nuves y el cielo
Me gusta la lluvia porque ayuda a las plantas
Pienso ase le gusta ayudar los plantas
La lluvia es di overdita y de mojas
La lluvia ayuda alos animales
La lluvia ase arcoiris
Le lluvia ase lode

The rain comes from the clouds and the sky
I like the rain because it helps the plants
I think it likes to help plants
The rain is overcast and wet
Rain helps animals
Rain rain rainbow
Rain rain


Ms. Garcia, 2nd grade, English


Nathaniel R

I always get sit on
I always get step on
I am always dirty
I want to go back to Walmart
I feel sad when I get step on and sit on
I am always dusty

I went to a haunted house
it had dead people
inside the house and the
owners throw eggs
at it. and it got mad.
really got mad and the
only thing that can make it happy is
cupcakes. find out in the next episode!
what happens!


I have apples
I have a tree and give me red apples
I am grabbing for life
I love red
I have leaves
My tree is big


I am happy because Eva plays with me
I feel calm
My home is in a purple and punk
container and make me happy
some times she plays with me and
I love you, Eva, and
slime is happy and
she makes me 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.