Poetic Youth returned to Monarch School on October 13th for an after-school poetry workshop extravaganza. We were joined by young poets in grades 3-8 for an afternoon of metaphor-making and haiku inspiration, from sunflowers to rocket ships and all of the lemonade butterflies in between.
Students created beautiful Ars Poetica collages to answer that age-old question, “What is a poem?” Here’s what the young masters of metaphor had to say:
With those mysteries solved, the young poets ventured out to Monarch’s peaceful school garden to write nature-inspired haiku poems. Students explored the garden and chose three different objects to write about. We touched curly kale leaves, watched a line of ants march by, and got nose-to-nose with giant sunflowers…all in search of the perfect syllable.
Thank you to all of the amazing young poets at Monarch for sharing so much creativity and inspiration!