This Talented First Grader Wrote a Better Poem Than You Ever Could

National Poetry Month is now in the books. You probably didn't even celebrate. That's okay: Take a minute now to bask in the laconic rhythmic brilliance of this six-year-old kid who wrote some beautiful zen shit that you can't even fathom penning.

Via Studio 360, a production of WNYC and PRI, the poem was found in a Lower East Side elementary school by Jason Gardner, a professional photographer who snapped a shot of it (see it below) and posted it to his Facebook:

Poetry from a first grader:


We did the soft wind.
We danst slowly. We swrld aroned.
We danst soft.
We lisin to the mozik.
We danst to the mozik.
We made personal space.

This Talented First Grader Wrote a Better Poem Than You Ever Could

That's some first-order Basho/Omar Khayyam business there. What the fuck have you done with your life?