I Relax With The Wind: Odes to Place @ Darwin Elementary

This week we read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda, both in its original Spanish, and translated into English. Students wrote about a beautiful place that makes them feel fulfilled when they picture it.

Ms. Garcia
2nd Grade

Ode to Backyard
Karina B.

My backyard makes me happy
the girls the colors
and the light in the
sky and the rain falling
on the girls.


Ode to Backyard
Aubrey B.

My backyard has
green grass that
sparkles with the
sun. The soft
breeze blows in
my face, and
I could lay in the
green grass, and I relax with
the wind.


Ode to Punta Cana
Aolany C.

Mi gusta Punta Cana porque
mi gusta Nickelodeon resort y est a bonito

Ode to Punta Cana
Aolany C.

I like Punta Cana because
I like Nickelodeon resort and it is pretty



Ms. Palacios
2nd Grade


Ode to the Peaceful Trees That Wave in the Wind
Sophia R.

The trees swing in the wind the
crickets chirping day and night
the sun is shining on the leaves

The sound of the leaves swing in
the breeze the branches wave
in the wind

I go camping in the summer I fall
asleep on the trunk of the


Ode to Six Flags
Anthony C.

It has a lot of roller coasters
and a lot of prizes
I like that place because
it has basketball games
and I like winning prizes
and they have bumper cars
they have fun roller coasters
too and I love roller coasters
they have a lot of Looney Tunes
stuffed animals they also
have a water park they
have a lot of slides too


Ode to Place
Diana M.

My favorite place
is the playground

I love the playground…
It’s so fun.

I just love the
playground because
it has a slide
monkey bars and
the swings.



“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.