“We Would Like to See”

For our 5th session together, I challenged Bret Harte 2nd graders to enjoy some out-of-the-box thinking, by joining unlikely things together. These are called “Swan of Bees” poems. Read on to find what fun ideas they came up with!

Ms. Holman
2nd Grade


“We Would Like to See….”
by Room 106 Poets

We would like to see….
a puppy made of chocolate
a desk full of candy
a cloud that rains coins
a wooly mammoth made of paper
a desk full of money
a tree that gives you money if you are good
a desk full of kids
a bathtub made of chocolate
a dog smelling like cotton candy
a computer singing hip-hop


(Individual students):

A hot dog driving a truck.
A screaming calculator.
-Sina D.


A desk full of puppies.
Vyolet M.


A table made out of teeth.
A water bottle full of grapes.
Kamilah B.


Gloves made of candy.
Peyton R.



“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.