In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
To create an acrostic poem, take a word or phrase as the subject and write the letters of that word or phrase vertically down the left-hand side of a page. Next, use each letter to start a word or phrase that describes your subject. For example:
Laughing and filled with joy
Our hearts overflow
Very much at peace
Endless, eternal Love
Gather participants in a circle. Invite them to make an acrostic poem together focusing on gratitude for the Earth. Show them where you have posted the phrase THANK YOU." Ask if anyone knows what an acrostic poem is; complete the explanation, as necessary.
Have the group brainstorm words and phrases starting with the letters in "thank you" that describe gratitude for the Earth. Use these guidelines:
When the group has created a list of possible words or phrases, post the newsprint you have set aside. Starting with "T," fill in a word or phrase for each letter in "thank you." For each letter, invite the group to offer any new ideas, make changes to brainstormed ideas, and as a group select the word or phrase they like best to describe gratitude for the Earth. Guide the group to articulate why they chose that word/phrase.
Read the final acrostic poem aloud with the group.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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