Poetry Feels Like Letters Dancing in the Sky –– Ars Poetica @ Darwin

This week the students wrote their very own Ars Poetica. Now quite a few weeks into their residency, its time for these poets to let us know what poetry is for them!

Ms. Palacios
2nd Grade

Poetry = Life
Ivan V.

Poetry feels like a song
of a connection the song is
that one man could change
the world. It is poetry.


Poetry Around
Aquetzilli V.

Poetry feels like a balloon flying in the sky
Poetry feels like the wind is blowing back and forth
Poetry feels like you are in love
Poetry is like getting presents
Poetry is like a friend with friendship


Sean P.

Poetry is like music
and crazy words
and, and, like
a picnic full of
words. Poetry is
future and words
making a song of
words and sunshine

Ms. Garcia
2nd Grade

Dylan D.

Poetry is like a raindrop falling from the sky
Poetry is like a ghost with no eye
Poetry is like a magic eye

Poetry feels like a ghost
Poetry feels like a candlelight lit with love
Poetry feels like the heart of light

Poetry is like a robot missing a screw
Poetry is like a diamond in the ocean
Poetry is like a galaxy with no stars

Poetry is my heart
Poetry is art


Leanne O.

Poetry feels like letters dancing in the sky.
Poetry is a paper plane flying.
Poetry is like a sunshine.
Poetry feels like you’re having a picnic.
Poetry is like a castle.
Poetry feels like a playhouse.
Poetry is like a glitter in the sky.


Fatima C.

poesia es una libelula
poesia es una maestra
poesia es unas niñas
Poesia es bravo
poesia es una flor
poesia es los habitos

Fatima C.

Poetry is a dragonfly
Poetry is a teacher
Poetry is a girl
Poesia is brave
Poetry is a flower
Poetry is the habits



“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.