Springing to Mind

This last week was the first full week of spring, so in celebration, Volta poets read “Spring Storm” by William Carlos Williams. In addition to personification, the poem includes imagery, a term I explained as descriptive language that uses the five senses. We identified parts of the poem where seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, and hearing were all evoked, and discussed how old the speaker might be, as well as other details, such as what time of day it is, where the poem takes place, or what the temperature might be?

Students were then asked to write their own spring poems with as much imagery as possible.

Ms. Yim, 4th Grade

Blossom of Life
Nawfal A.

It is spring oh the smell
of the ozone layers.
The patter patter sound
on the roof as the rain
goes down. The plants growing
reaching for the clouds.

The wildlife is called to the
square the leaves pour water
that I see spring is alive.

Reem A.

The smell of rain smells like rain.
The birds singing out on a great day.

Flowers smell as great as rain
a sunny day
and a great blue sky.

The feel of butterflies flying

The taste of ice cream
on a hot day
with a sunny sky.

The feel of the rain and flowers.

Dhyan P.

The rain falls down and I was very happy

cold, the cold

Dhrumil P.

I got burnt to a crisp by thunder
I went to heaven I have
50,000,000 lives now I have 49,999,999 lives
left now I hear sounds I hear
vision I feel taste I taste feel I
touch hear I touch taste I touch

Nishika P.

Spring is
a good
time to
go out.
You can
do a lot
of things.
People like
to go out.
The snow will
melt in spring.

Elysia T.

Rain. The rain comes
down really fast
the smell is good.

The rain is calming.
Thunder doesn’t
sound nice though
it is scary to
me it is too



“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.