Bat Poems from Poetry Joeys

This poem was written in a Poetry Joeys workshop, taught by Joni Wallace.  Based on the poem, "Stone," by Charles Simic, students explored what it would be like to be inside a bat.  Poetry Joeys is our free writing workshop for youth, offered once a month on Saturdays through the UA Poetry Center Family Days Program.

Photo Credit: Cybele KnowlesUntitled

Jonsey is a velvet pluto
In his own universe
His sound is flute in choral with a shrill screech
His color is the pitch black night coated in mud lit
an old oak tree
His feel is dim and oval
His shape is an overcoat cloud over a covered carriage
Inside this is what he is
a blossoming night shade
in the middle is a UFO
And connected to a joker

by Anonymous

Photo Credit: Cybele Knowles

Created on: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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