I Want to Write

Posted June 14, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Campers in 5th and 6th grade read Margaret Walker’s poem “I Want to Write” as inspiration for thinking about the subjects that they might want to cover during Creative Writing Camp.

Here is a poem that uses anaphora to highlight what kind of writing this camper wants to do:

I want to write

I want to write for my fathers and forefathers

I want to write about war across the universe

I want to write words coated with light

I want to write hope for my people

I want to write

By Ben, 6th grade

Imagine Wonders

Posted June 4, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Imagine there was another world.

Imagine the world you want to go.

Imagine things that are so strange, if they lived on earth we wouldn’t know.

Imagine the pixy’s tinkle as she tries to get around.

Imagine she is troubled by your mother’s kitty and your father’s hound.

Imagine a Sasquatch making thunder.

Imagine he touches the clouds, then down falls rain all over you.

Imagine how soaked you are now.

Imagine a salty smelling pirate, chewing on something sweet.

Imagine he yells, “Land Ho!”

Imagine his bird snapping her beak.

Imagine a dove coming from a hat,

Imagine a land filled with wonder

Imagine this world and soon you may know exactly how imagination grows

Imagine you imagining everything I said,

Imagine this was in your sleep,

Imagine sleeping in your bed.


By De’Anna