Unique Sound Poems

For our third sessions together, Swift 2nd and 3rd graders explored sound. We talked about the word, explore, and tried to compare being an explorer in nature to being an explorer of poetry. We read a few Sound Poems written by students in previous years, and then I challenged students to try to come up with sounds that no one else would think of; for instance, no birds chirping or dogs barking! They didn’t let me down!

Ms. Urquiza
2nd Grade


Noise hurts our ears
It makes us feel sad and a little bit unhappy
but a sound that makes us happy
is dominoes falling on each other


In the morning I hear my Mom
calling me for breakfast
It makes me feel happy
My mom pours cereal first, then
she pours milk. then I hear
some crunching noises. when
I’m done I put the bowl in the sink.

Ms. Pendola
2nd Grade

Marlo and the Sounds I Hear
by Marlo C.

Have you ever heard a sound
so loud! Like a pan sizzling, or
a window breaking…KRACK!
I love the sound of people singing
I don’t like the sound of shouting
I love the sound of paper wrinkling
And that’s some sounds I hear

Sounds are Everywhere
by Inas

Sounds are everywhere
when books fall they have a
sound. when water spills it has
a sound. when someone ruffles
their dress it makes a sound. when
someone rips paper it makes a sound. when
someone uses poppits it makes a sound
and when someone is writing on a
board it has a sound

Ms. Herlo
3rd Grade

The class brainstormed the following:

the sound of the earth spinning
paint splattering on canvas
when you run fast the wwhhwwwsshhh-ing sound in your ears
a toilet flushing
shoes squeaking on the floor
shower water going splishsplash
the voice in your head

Antonio and Marcus

The sound of your parents
talking in their room
they talk about school and
getting a dog and
how to get money
they talk loud

Ms Reed
3rd Grade

Crunchy Sounds
by Avila P.

the sound of a knife
spreading butter on toast I heard
yesterday morning
the crunching sound tastes
really good
it makes me go cocoa bananas!

The trumpet playing – Suhash

soccer fans screaming for their team – Alan

A bell on a bicycle ring ring – Evan

Scissors snipping when we need to cut – Anjila



“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.