Who are we in Hamline?

In poetry when we write through the point of view or perspective of another character as if it was our own this is persona. After reading “Death of Snowman” by Vernon Scannell we discussed the use of persona to describe the point of view of snowman as he approaches summer. The poets were asked to then write through the point of view of something not human. Enjoy!



by Anonymous

Oo ah ah!

I can swing from tree to tree

You can see me


Oo ah ah!

People have me at the zoo

And at the circus

But I want to go back to the jungle



by Mathew

When I grow, I’m beautiful

When people touch me

I hurt them with my little thorns

People hand me out to their loves



by Nathan

Abused like the ground

Adopted from a shelter

Woof woof bark bark

Spoiled like a rich kid

I lick you

You pet me

I bite you

You take of me

I love you

You love me



by Mylene

I scratch the couch when you’re gone

I hunt my prey and then pounce on them

I hate taking a bath

I kill rats and bugs in your house

I hate the animals that go bark

You can find me inside or out

I love when you play with me but I might bite you



by Alia 

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I make my house out of sticks

I fly in the sky

I have pretty feathers



by Armando

Yo huelo mal

Yo como basura

Yo como gatos

Yo corro duro

Yo muerdo personas

Si son malos conmigo

A mi me gusta la carne

Y a jugar con la gente



by Eric  

I move with the wind

People will walk on me

You can find me in the dirt

I can grow into a flower



by Sullivan

I am first a caterpillar

Then I eat a lot of plants

Then I bigger and bigger

Then I make a cocoon

I’m there for 15 days


After I come out

I can be red, orange, yellow, green ,

Blue, purple, pink, and gray.


I go from flower to flower

To eat nectar and help bees

After 29 days I die



by Melitani Moreno-Mejia

Boo! I say

Nobody hears me

I feel like I’m not there

When I was alive everyone would hear me

I come at night around 3am


I can go through walls

No one sees me because I’m not alive

What am I?



“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.