I Wish My Crayons Could Talk: Darwin Poetry Week 1!

The residency begins! The first week we have lots to talk about—what is a poem, anyway? Why are poetic lines different? The Darwin second graders had a great conversation about what poetry is, and the wrote of poem of wishes—real and imaginary.

I’m delighted to spend the rest of the year with these classes!

Enjoy the poems!

Ms. Palacios
2nd Grade

I Wish
Anthony Ivan V.

I wish a frog could talk
I wish when I ride my bike it becomes a motorcycle
I wish a dog was an alarm
I wish I was in a time travel machine
I wish I saw Einstein
I wish I was Pelé
I wish I was a skeleton


I Wish
Mia C.

I wish I had lots of puppies
I wish it was raining donuts
I wish it was my birthday every day
I wish I had lots of candy
I wish it was the weekend
I wish I had a thousand dollars
I wish I was magic
I wish I had an iPad
I wish I was on pink
I wish it was Halloween
I wish I had a lot of books
I wish it was snowing


I Wish
Xitlali V.

I wish I can buy 100 toys for free
I wish I can live in candy land
I wish it that it’s my birthday everyday
I wish Daisy was my cousin
I wish I can eat candy every day
I wish I can master all of
my video games

Ms. Garcia
2nd Grade

I Wish
Dayana V.

I wish quench’s yo tango
un perro
I wish yo podia
I wish yo tenia
un gato
I wish


I Wish
Ethan G.

I wish that I could stop time
I wish I could go back in time
I wish I could control water
I wish I could put all elements together
I wish I could all grades of A+
I wish that Hillary Clinton won


I Wish
Miley S.

I wish I had a dog
I wish I lived on a farm
I wish Hillary Clinton was the president
I wish my sister could fly
I wish I had an elephant
I wish my dinner was mole every day
I wish a unicorn could deliver my food
I wish my crayons could talk



“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.