Bat Poems from Poetry Joeys: Round 2

Photo Credit: Cybele KnowlesThis 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.

To be a bat is to be as soft as velvet
or do you think it's to be named flying
or speedy?
To be a bat is to be as
smart as the earth and to be
as small as Pluto. Or is to
be an old oak tree? To
be a bat is to be a bat.


Photo Credit: Cybele Knowles

Created on: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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