The stained, Sour-scented Bucket tips out Hammered-gold Orange rind
Eggshell ivory, Garnet coffee- Grounds, pearl Wand of bared Chicken bone:
Worked back soon To still more Curious jewelry Of chemical And molecule.
from All the Small Poems and Fourteen More (Sunburst Books, 1996)
Introduction Poetry can provide information, too. Consider this poetic description of the usually unpoetic topic of garbage. It has a strong structure and rhythm, but does not rhyme at the end of each line.
Extension Identify all the "jewel" words in the poem (e.g., gold, ivory, garnet, pearl). What other "jewelry" can the children imagine out of garbage? If you're creative-- gather cast off "trash" that you can transform into brooches or necklaces with the children.