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Poetry for Children
Poetry Break #18

A poem for Science

Universe
by Steven Schnur

Up beyond the
Night sky, an
Indigo darkness like
Velvet
Embraces the farthest
Reaches of the mind,
Sun, moon, stars,
Everything.

From Autumn: An alphabet acrostic
(Clarion, 1997)

Introduction
The acrostic poem is a creative vehicle for reviewing both vocabulary and content. Consider this example for the concept of "universe."

Extension
Of course, now the children should try creating their own acrostic poems. They could start by using the letters of their names to describe themselves.