Monday, April 30, 2012

Allusions to Literature

One of the most beautiful things about literature is the ability to inspire and be inspired by other works. Ms. Schmitt's class has taken this initiative to heart, creating poems based on popular literary works, including The Hunger Games and Out of My Mind, which are available in the library to enjoy.

A poem based on The Hunger Games

Districts fight to the death
Starvation, hunting, killing
Fear and panic
To be in is thrilling
Want to escape, but not able to
Dying and dying and dying
You want to win
For fame, fortune, and glory
It is WAR.

By Alex L., 7th grade

A poem based on Out of My Mind

No one knows
Just how smart she is
She can’t tell them
She’s trapped in her head
Can’t talk
Can’t walk
Can’t write
She wished she could just speak up
Mountains of words
Surround her
She remembers everything
There’s no delete button
She wishes she could just escape.

By Jacky W., 7th grade

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Sonnets

While reading the classics of Shakespeare, the ninth grade class was inspired to compose sonnets of their own. To celebrate the literary idol, sevenatenine has decided to share a few of their creations.

Lying in bed with these buds in my ears,
From ambient silence, to rhythmic beat
The loud pulsations drowning out any fears
Digitalism’s “Pogo” blasting on repeat
Music evokes powerful emotions
It is simple to get lost in its tones
Seduced by its timeless musical motions
These rhythmic sounds can chill to the bones
Music is in your soul, even from the start
Filling the museum that is your mind
I would sacrifice all to hear this art
Even prefer to go utterly blind
Music is what adds color to this realm
And it grows larger as a great old elm
Brendan P., 9th grade
Pencil Marks
I do remember we discussed it,
Once, how memory is like pencil mark
How over time it starts to fade a bit.
Memories overlap as they grow dark.
When I recall the halls of those old haunts,
They swarm with pigment that was never there,
Sometimes, the bleedings of some other thoughts
Infect reality they snare and tear.
Piano playing fingers tinged with my
Pre-school impressions of dinosaur skin,
Plus a white smile like a summer sky
With black of crumbling sooty coal inked in,
All these things feel like dreams when I think back.
It scares me that so many dreams go black.
Tessa K., 9th grade

Monday, April 2, 2012


With warm weather approaching, we thought it would be appropriate to share a poem that highlights the beauty and mystique of nature.


An ethereal mist shrouds pristine nature.
Mellifluous birds call in a graceful harmony.
Abnormal creatures gallantly stride;
They advance through intricate foliage.

Crystalline lagoons beam with life,
A plethora of aquatic life forms habituate it.
Sun rays produce littered glints of life,
Blinding fauna that are nearby.

An eerie shriek silences all evidence of movement.
A full, baritone growl follows with a suppressed crack.
Frantic feet squabble over fallen leaves,
Disappearing into the nocturnal woods.

Gianna R., 9th grade