By Jonathan Chan, Sarah Cook, Jonathan Eenkhoorn, Carl Laurente, Jing Llorente, Samantha Llorente, Marika Pollock, Phillip Tan and Maddy Wiecke

These excerpted Rengas were composed during Science Creative Literacy Symposia sessions. Renga is a form of collaborative Japanese poetry.


My ideal microbe has sharp teeth, fury and green. It eats my homework. It likes math homework the best, but it will eat anything. My ideal microbe absolutely hates the sun, drinks ocean water. He smells like sour lemonade, but he doesn’t like lemons. Jonathan Chan and Carl Laurente David Lloyd George Elementary – – – My perfect microbe is a champion athlete: she has gold medals. She’s a male microbe magnet and is the envy of germs. My perfect microbe has never disobeyed me. She will come as I call. She is always by my side with elegance and…