Poetry Celebration!

Greetings Galileo poetry friends and followers! All of the fourth graders had a blast celebrating and sharing our poems out loud during our final day together.

Please help us celebrate by looking back through all of the poems that have been published this spring!

Students have written poems describing themselves and powerful parts of their bodies… poems celebrating family members… poems working with rhythm… and poems using vivid, sensory imagery to express memories of music. You will find short and long poems… rhyming and unrhymed poems… poems that make you smile, or move your heart, or make you laugh… poems in all sorts of styles, shapes, and sounds.


Mrs. Van
4th Grade, Group 1

Fin feet
Mateo E.

When I swim my feet move like a fast fish

Every time I wake up my feet
   wiggle like a fish

When I walk my feet feel like fins

When I sit my feet feel like gel


Zion H.

cats are furry
cats are not dogs
cats can see
in the dark


Alissa L.

sweet like candy
evil like trouble
funny like a clown
messy like hair


Mrs. Van
4th Grade, Group 2

My free hair
Ashlee M.

My hair is like a tree
going through the branches

Feeling free like the wild

Shining all through beauty


My mouth is a speaker
Alexander P.

My mouth is a speaker
and it’s loud like a lion
it’s never stopping

and it’s loud like waves
and loud rivers
rocks hitting the ground


The Music Trip
Damian V.

When I was listening
to music with my dad
in the car

I could see the big
open road
at my fingertips

I could hear mariachis
crying with joy
the sweet sound of Pilsen

I could touch
my dad’s big hands
and the warm leather

This makes me happy
to remember that
I had a fun
time on a trip
with my dad


My amazing cousin
Isaac S. G.

My amazing cousin
   he games like a pro
      we roblox
         call of duty: modern warfare II

He plays soccer
   he plays like a pro
      we play together

He cares for his
   family and I care
      for him too






“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.