Poetry Feels Like Letters Dancing With Feelings

Last week Ms. Freedman’s third graders did a special prompt. I asked them to write what poetry feels like to them. They came up with some pretty awesome ideas!

Ms. Freedman
3rd Grade


Poetry feels like the moon
Poetry feels like a song
Poetry feels like poetry
Poetry feels like a bird singing
at the sun, Poetry feels like
the sun in the sky
Poetry feels like people
Poetry feels like us singing
Poetry feels like the president
Poetry feels like the president singing
Poetry feels like nobody there
Poetry feels like night moon
Poetry feels like the dark


What is poetry
Saul R.

Poetry is like you’re on
top of a rainbow, poetry is
like you’re flying in the
air, poetry is like you’re in-
side of an app, poetry is like you
are meeting with a lion
on your back, poetry is
like you are a cat with
boxes on your back and
ships, poetry is like a robot


Ashley S.

A poetry feels like letters dancing with feelings
A poetry looks like a panda
A poetry feels like its raining
A poetry feels like a cat
A poetry feels like a pepper





“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.