Picture a Poem!

One of the many reasons poetry is awesome is because of its imagery. We paint images with the words we use. What if we went backwards and had a picture paint our words? That’s what we did at Darwin this week! Here are this week’s featured poets

Ms. Garcia, Spanish, 2nd Grade

In this classroom, we first drew pictures together in a cirlce. THEN, we traded pictures with a friend and the friend wrote a poem about our pictures. We learned how we can work together to make a poem!

  Marely drew this.

Here’s Citlalli‘s poem:

el verano se siente amarillo
el elado se siente azul
la jirafa esta i verde
las mariposas son ermosas
el colibrí esta pegajoso
el osito esta esponjoso
el osos estan flaco


Summer feels yellow
the ice cream feels blue
the giraffe is green
the butterflies are beautiful
the hummingbird is sticky
the bear is fluffy
the bears are skinny



Larissa drew this photo.

Here’s Sandro‘s poem:

the sea makes me feel
with the Flow and it makes
me feel happy because sea
is blue and blue is my favorite
color and blue is my color
because its my favorite team
of soccer is cruz Azul








Bella drew this photo.

Here’s Zuri‘s poem:

this drawing makes me understand
the world
I feel happy when I look at
It makes me feel like
I am in the wilderness
i do not understand why people
call things how they call








Ms. Garcia, 2nd grade, English

With this class, we each got a special photo and studied it and then wrote about how that photo made us feel!

Dena‘s poem:
a hot air balloon looks like a flower
a hot air balloon looks like a balloon
a hot air balloon looks like a bird
a hot air balloon looks like an ice cream
a hot air balloon looks like a leaf
a hot air balloon makes me hot
a hot air baloon
I see grey and box and leaf
I see flag
I see line.


Jaylene‘s poem:
“Boat on Water”
water. makes me want to get wet.
grey is like silver.
trees make me climb.
people make me want to meet others.
boats make me want to drive.
leaves make me want to eat something
crunchy. branches are like leaves
because they are crunchy


Eva‘s poem:
shark make me happy
shark are friend
shark are cool
shark are bad
shark are not safe
shark are some friend
shark kill people
shark are cool and good
shark are not safe for you
share are a little cool. baby shark.
shark are a baby are cute.
I am a little fan of shark.



“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.