Taking Flight: An Addendum

For our closing 7th Grade activity, students fashioned paper airplanes that took to the wind as a symbolic act in honor of poet, Ruth Stone’s quote about how a poem ‘thundered through her,’ from across the plains of Virginia. Ruth’s explanation and various flying machines follow.

Ms. Munoz, 7th  Grade

Periods 1, 3, 6, 7, 8


Ruth Stone explains being ‘chased’ by a poem.





“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.