Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Time to Say Goodbye!

It's been a great year at Sevenatenine, but all good things must come to a close.  Enjoy this beautiful day, and let's allow eighth-grader (soon-to-be-ninth-grader) Victoria V. sing us out with one last "What's In My Journal" poem.

artwork by Tori V, grade 8

What’s in My Journal?

Flights of wonder soaring across the pages.
Ideas that burn brightly for only a moment, then fizzle out.
Words as plain as bread.
Thoughts that flutter down on the page, with no place or purpose.
Only when I rake them up do they make sense.

Victoria V. , grade 8

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Spiral Poem

This poem is meant to be read in a spiral.  It began with a pattern in the middle, and a line written across the top of the picture.  Keep sprialing to find out where a simple pattern led this eighth grade writer.

by Trent H., grade 8

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Reflective Poem

After a year of working in a Writer's Notebook, students in Mr. Vogelsinger's eighth grade English class are asked to reflect on their work, much in the manner of William Stafford in his poem, "What's In My Journal."  Nolan approaches this reflective work with a keen eye and a coy wit that is characteristic of his creative work. 

artwork by Gabrielle S., grade 9

What’s In My Notebook

Torn pages, and scribbled-out words,
A book in a foreign language
Known only by me.
It is a code, waiting to be cracked,
For if someone cracked the code
They would know everything about me
The things I love, hate, and fear.

But until that day. . .
I write in this language of lines and circles
Where the words only mean something to me.

I still write.
I write because I know no one knows my language,
For no one has found and cracked this code -- yet.
The only door to my mind still remains closed,
The way I want it.

Nolan C, grade 8