"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Saturday, March 28, 2009


i taught my students how to write haikus this week:

my dog is big and
my chewawa [sic] is smart cool
it can dance.

dogs elephant cats
i have a german shepard
i like all my dogs.

if Mississippi
gave Missuri [sic] a New Jersey
what did Delaware?

Ms. Aguayo and
Ms. Lee are friends and they both
nice and cool both teach

sweet vanilla ice cream is good.
food: chocolate chip cookie.
hungry, eat candy.

do the test do
your best or guest [sic]
on the lousey [sic] test

asteroid hit earth
a temperture [sic] was rising
the ground was glowing.

army bombs people
people shop at a walmart
i go to the beach.

i bet you didn't know i taught beatnik poets, did you?


Benjamin Kuebrich said...

i like jose's a lot. pretty global thinking in three lines.

stephan!e lee said...

yea, i was impressed too by the insights he captured in 17 syllables.

i want to encourage him to write more, because every time i press him to put his thoughts to paper, amazing things come out. he wrote an essay about the community and his aspiration to become a policeman, and i was blown away by the insights into violence he was able to express.