Recipe Poems

This week at Clissold for our afterschool session, we wrote recipe poems! We discussed all of the different ingredients that might go into making up who we are in the world. It was a great way to celebrate all the different parts of us that we don’t often take time to notice. Enjoy this weeks poems!




  1. First add 3 ounces of learning
  2. Next add 100 bags of studying
  3. A small memory of smart kids
  4. A pinch of thinking
  5. A tbl of smarties and 44 gallons of believe in yourself
  6. A cup of a smart and 9 bags of stay confident!

Recipe For a Beautiful Girl

Lumen Kelly

First get a pot and add a barrel of joy

with a pinch of sadness

3 drops of madness milk

beautiful hair


chop up a bag of green eyes sausage

cook it at medium rare 

and before you cook it

add adventures with some

special and loving

add a cup of high lifted chins

season with pink salt

and purple 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.