Participants in the Poetry in the Galleries project were 4th through 8th graders from the San Francisco Bay Area.
The students were invited to write a poem in response to an object in the Legion of Honor’s ancient art galleries.
Some of the results were published in a small pamphlet and distributed by the Fine Arts Museums.
Here’s one of self’s favorites:
Black-Glaze Mug, South Italian, mid-4th century BC
Small, insignificantly small.
Ancient people used me for reasons unknown.
I am a black mystery to the future of people.
— Matthew Gallelo, 8th Grade, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Belmont
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