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March 9, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated International Women's Day! Today. We celebrate ourselves. We will be writing Ego Tripping ("I am") poems in Pantun form. 

Ego Tripping by Nikki Giovanni

I was born in the congo

I walked to the fertile crescent and built

the sphinx

I designed a pyramid so tough that a star

that only glows every one hundred years falls 5

into the center giving divine perfect light

I am bad

I sat on the throne

drinking nectar with allah

I got hot and sent an ice age to europe 10

to cool my thirst

My oldest daughter is nefertiti

the tears from my birth pains

created the nile

I am a beautiful woman 15

I gazed on the forest and burned

out the sahara desert

with a packet of goat's meat

and a change of clothes

I crossed it in two hours 20

I am a gazelle so swift

so swift you can't catch me

For a birthday present when he was three

I gave my son hannibal an elephant

He gave me rome for mother's day 25

My st...

March 2, 2017

Hello! We're working on haikus today!!!

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