By Jed Cosgrove ‘23, News Editor
During Heschel’s Poetry Month, the English Department organized a poetry unit for students to learn the ins-and-outs of writing poetry. The course culminated with each student writing a poem about something personal and meaningful to them. “Some students really came out of their shell in this unit, and we’re so excited for them. It’s really been amazing. A select few students demonstrated an extreme depth of thought and offered bold, empowering messages,” explained English Department Head Mari Tetzeli. Below are the poems the faculty chose to showcase. They highlight the skill and creativity of Heschel’s best writers. Enjoy!
A Tree Fell, by Rachel Rabinowitz ‘23
The other day
I saw a tree
And it made a loud sound.
The Theatre, by Samuel Rosenfeld ‘25
You enter the room
And then they dance
The music flows
Through the audience
And tbh it’s pretty fun.
Climate Change Is Bad, by Moshe Minsky ‘22
Climate change is like actually not good
No like actually people could die
We should stop it :/
My Grandmother’s Strudel, by Jamie Krousman ‘24
I don’t know the rest of the ingredients
But it tastes the way cardboard smells
My grandma’s really sweet so I won’t tell her that
Her strudel is
No but really only my sister likes it.
More poems are available on the Heschel School website, front and center for prospective families.