Un Corazon De Arboles: Beautiful Mistakes @ Darwin Elementary

The Darwin 2nd graders worked from a classic this week by Kenneth Koch. Once when Koch was teaching, a student meant to write “a swarm of bees,” but accidentally wrote “a swan of bees,” and a beautiful mistake was made! This week we discussed how strange images can alight your senses, and how making things out of other things (especially in ways that don’t immediately make sense) is pretty sweet. Also of note: exciting innovations are often made from mistakes, so go ahead and try out some wild ideas, and don’t be afraid of beautiful mistakes.


Mr. Posthlewait
2nd Grade

Leyla M.

Un corazón de arboles
Una nuves de flores
Un arboles de navida de nieve
Un muñeco de nieve y de mariposas


Un Taco
Alexavier G.

A taco of minions, a taco of bob
A taco of Santa, a taco of kiss
A taco of Alexavier, a taco of Beth
Un taco de escuela, a car of soup
Un pinguino de Alex, a tamale of Alex
A bee of Alexavier, a bee of money


Rodrigo R.

A tree of money
A family of celebration
Un alfombra de caballo
Un arbol de raiz
A balloon of air
A train of chocolate
Un mundo de Pariz
Una pluma de oro
A snow of bees

Mr. Renace
2nd Grade

Silly Thing
Anthony S.

A tree is in the tower
A toy is stuck on the wall
A hand starts on the table
A movie is crazy stuck
A house full with hot wheels
A toy is with chocolate
A book is full with chocolate
A school is full with toys
A wall is full with toys
A sun is full with toys


Rene L.

A poetry of chocolate
A toy of pop
A monster of pink
A book of purple
A car of monsters
A watermelon of bees
A pink of bees


Everything I Have
Katherine P.

I would like a chocolate of a box
I would like a school of chocolate
I would like a chocolate of a dog
I would like a bag of chocolate
I would like a cat of chocolate
I would like a bike of chocolate



“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.