‘Por eso es mi felicidad mirar…’: Concrete Poems

Students created concrete poems to showcase shape and style. Below are the first drafts, which were hand-drawn and written!

Lesson Note:

“I think you should be intuitive and playful in your choices and determined in your application. We are always full of worry until we begin the task, but I have found that, in the end, things tend to find their way. Trust your intuitions…”—Nick Cave, Artist.

Mrs. McClain’s 7th and 8th Grade Student Concrete Poems by (as they appear): Amani E., Mariana V., Zoe M., Addison O., Harper M., Marion C., Salim B., Julian M.



“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.