Butterfly Wings and Scales by Swift Lee Office

The structure for this poetry exercise is clear and user-friendly. Three 30-word love poems will be written: (1) to things you see out your window, (2) to someone you love and (3) a poem to yourself.

Director of Street Poets Inc. Matthew “Cuban” Hernandez will take you on a journey of self-discovery through poetry. Matthew introduces the activity with a read-aloud of Jeffery McDaniel's “The Quiet World." He follows with a guided poetry writing exercise that engages students in observation, reflection, and introspection to write 30-word poems that describe their emotions. Students carefully select words that are meaningful and capture their feelings.