Sound Poems @ Avondale Logandale

In our second week of poetry class, we explored using poetry to make noise on paper. We read a round of sound poems together before taking some time to write our own sound poems about the sounds we hear at school, at home, and in our city. Enjoy!


Ms. Lozada
4th Grade


I Hear Around the World
Edith M.

I hear a red bird go tweet.
I hear phones go ring, ring.
I hear Ms. Lozada’s shoes go stomp.
I hear popcorn kernels go ca-boom.
I hear cars go rum,rum.
I hear books go wush.
I hear babies go wa,wa.
I hear lipstick go ch,ch.
I hear the train go dop, dop.
I hear scissors go cut, cut.
I hear sticky notes go cu,cu.
I hear the clock go tuk, tuk.
I hear people go ba, ba.



What I Hear
Jaylon D.

I hear a waterfall go sh-sh-sh.
I hear a drill outside go dun, dun, dun.
I hear a can opener go shu, shu, shu.
Me and a friend hear a pencil go click.
We can go thump, thump, thump.
My favorite sound is a fish going blup, blup.



Sound Poem
Hayley G.

I hear Ms. Lozada walking like “stomp, stomp”
I hear my mom eating like “munch, munch, munch”
I hear a chicken go “blag, blag, blaaaaag”
I hear the ocean going like “splash, splash”
I hear my dog go “woof”
I hear rain go like “blom-blom-blom”
I hear my eyes go “splat, splat, splat”
I hear talking like “bla, bla, bla, bla”



Ms. Miller
3rd Grade

Sounds in the City
Jocyana C.

I hear a radio playing pretty songs.
I hear rain going clutter, clutter.
I hear snakes going slither, slither.
I hear a table going bang, bang.
I hear the wind going whhhh.
I hear water going do, do, do.
I hear teeth go chatter, chatter.
I hear a bike go ring, ring.
I hear the eraser go sssss.
I hear a cat go me-ow, me-ow.
I hear the pencil scribble.
I hear the paper flutter, flutter.
I hear a person go “brrrrr.”



What Sounds I Hear
Gabriel G.

I hear ooh-ooh when kids raise their hands.
I hear tweet-tweet when birds sing.
I hear ho-ho-ho from Santa.
I hear zip-zip when I zip up my book bag.
I hear snap, snap, snap when I sing.
I hear giddy-yap when horses run.
I hear splash, splash when I’m washing dishes.
I hear DING DING when I ring the doorbell.
I hear wah, wah, wah from babies.
I hear DONG when I kick metal.
I hear BOOM BOOM when I dribble the basketball.
I hear ckk, ckk when I rip up paper.
I hear.



I Hear These Things Everyday
Elicia N.

I hear a blender buzzz, buzzz
I hear talking like flies
I hear mud shish, shish
I hear trucks go beep, beep
I hear scrapers that sound like wood cutting
I hear screeching like eek-eek
I hear ink sha-plat, sha-plat
I hear footsteps, ceek-ceek



Ms. Afzal
3rd Grade

What I Hear
Mayte O.

I hear in public, the cars go beep.
I hear a train go chika-chika-chika.
I hear my mom cooking, it goes like this “ccccccc.”
I hear my brother cry, he’s like wa, wa, wa, wa!
I hear the bird go pi-pi-pi-pi-pi-pip.
I hear the school bell go ring-ring-ring-ring-ring-ring.
I hear my mom taking a photo it goes tike-tike-tike.
I hear my mom or dad on their phone ring-ring-ring.



Sound Poem (Untitled)
Mitzielys T.

I hear my neighbor’s dog woof.
I hear my grandpa eating, yummy!
I hear my mom with the computer tack.
I hear my sister cry waa-waa!
I hear my pencil when I write, sha-ca.
I hear the clock in school, clack-clo-clack.
I hear the airplanes when they are flying, shhhh.
I hear my dad drink water, gloo-gloo.
I hear my mom eating, crr-crr.
I hear my mama’s phone, tin-ting-ting.
I hear my dad watching the TV.
I hear my mom laughing, jajajaja.



Valerie V.

I hear hmmm from my grandpa’s TV.
I hear my neighbor’s dog go ruff-ruff.
I hear waves go sssh.
I hear my cat go meeeow.
I hear boing when I jump on my trampoline.



Ms. Pease
3rd Grade

All the Stuff I Hear
Manuel F.

I hear my phone ringing going ring, ring, ring.
I hear the air going wush, wush, wush.
I hear all the kids whispering sh-sh-sh.
I hear Ms. Pease teaching math.
I hear everyone talking.
I hear stuff falling on the floor.
I hear loud first graders talking.
I hear buzzing from a bee.
I hear the wind blowing.
I hear a dog barking.
I hear a pencil falling.
I hear supplies falling.
I hear dogs barking.



My Sound
Evelyn M.

Outside I hear a bee bizz.
Outside I hear a bike wiss-wiss.
Outside I hear a bird like cheep-cheep.
Outside I hear people downtown, blah-blah-blah.
I hear the tree singing.
I hear the admins singing.
I hear the class singing.
I hear my mom sing.
I hear the ocean going like mmmm.
I hear the beach going like wssssss.



Sound Poems
Yanny O.

At school I hear talking blah, blah, blah.
Cars going br-br-br.
I hear a little motor cycle – vroom, vroom.
At School I hear the bell ring, ring, ring.
I hear a bee bis-bis-bis.



“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.