‘Un sieto ques muy/Bien para mi’: Odes and Pablo Neruda

This week we go to our happy places, courtesy Pablo Neruda. We start with Neruda’s beautiful poem, “Ode to Enchanted Light.” In our dual language classes, we read it in both the original Spanish and English translation.

I ask students to think about a place outside that gives them a sense of peace in the world, and to then to write their own poem in that style. This is also the very first week that we learned about stanzas! So help me celebrate the students in trying out their new skills!


Ms. Garcia,
2nd Grade


The Tree
Jonelly Melendez

En el primavera
En el árbol y a
Un sitio ques muy
Bien para mi
El árbol es verde
Y yo viven cielo
Azul y yo está
ahí y un corazón
En el árbol



The Tree
Jonelly Melendez

In the springtime
By the tree there is
A place that is very
Good to me
The tree is green
And it lives in the blue
Sky I am
There is a heart
In the tree


Ode to Beach
Andy A.

The water worm
There’s rocks in the sand
___The water is blue.

The animals at the beach


Ode to Zoo
Chasity A.

I like the beach
I like the bears
I like the pool.

I like the zoo
I like the class
I like the school.

I like my friends
I like my teacher
I like the.



Ms. Tasior
2nd Grade


Ode to a Pool
Dereonna H.

ode to a pool
ode to a city
ode to a farm
ode to a hose
ode to a beach
ode to a forest

ode to a relax
ode to a rain


Ode to Beach
Timothy M.

It has sand and water
in the water is sea


Ode to Beach
Romeo J.

The beach is relaxing
and the beach is fun



“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.