"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

haikus

i taught my students how to write haikus this week:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


i bet you didn't know i taught beatnik poets, did you?
-stephan!e

2 comments:

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.