In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather the children in a circle. Invite them to listen to a poem by Rumi, a Muslim poet who lived many years ago. Read aloud the poem:
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Point out the reference to "doorsill," which is another word for threshold. Ask the children if they would like to act out the poem.
Divide the group in two and have each group gather with one of the co-leaders, in two different rooms. Each adult should bring a copy of Leader Resource 2, Rumi poem. Have each group work for 10 minutes to decide how they will act out the poem.
Bring the two groups back together. Invite each group to show the other the way they have acted out the poem. You may have one or two first graders who could read the poem aloud while others act it out. Or, have each adult read the poem while his/her group is acting out the words.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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