I am the wind through the sky — Delight Songs @ Darwin Elementary

This week we read, The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee, by N. Scott Momaday. I asked the students how different elements of nature could be used to describe their own emotions and powers. I encouraged the students to think about what makes them powerful. Just as gorgeous as Momaday’s original, the inspired poems by our young poets are full of power and love.

Ms. Garcia
2nd Grade

The Delight Song of Aquetzalli
Aquetzalli S.

I am the roaring of the lion.
I am a growing tree.
I am noisy like a bird.
I am as tall as a tree.
I have the power of love.



The Delight Song of Daisy
Daisy V.

I am a sun
I am
I am



The Delight Song of Avery
Avery W.

I am the roar of the cat
I am the wind through the sky
I am the soul of a tiger
I am the pencil scraping on the paper



Ms. Palacios
2nd Grade

The Delight Song of Ethan
Ethan M.

I am the monster of shadow.
I am the shadow that follows the child.
I am a hungry wolf.
I am Sonic that goes fast in speed!!!!!
I am the god of the whole earth!!!!!
I make the Sonic sing and sing.
I make game and Sonic game.



The Delight Song of Vanessa
Vanessa A.

I am a ladybug flying in the blue sky.
I am full with power to help people.
I am bright like the flier.
I am bright like a rainbow.
I am bright like the sun.
I am white snow.



The Delight Song of Mia
Mia C.

I am a glitter pencil
I am a magic horse
I am a golden ticket
I am a rainbow with a ball
I am a dark shadow
I am a blue mango



“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.