Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth

Alternate Activity 1: My Beautiful Poem

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • List of beauty (from Activities 1 and 4, In Search of Beauty, Parts 1 and 2)
  • Journals and pens or pencils

Description of Activity

Participants write a poem about beauty.

Invite participants to create poems that communicate something about their personal notions of beauty. For raw material, have participants draw from their answers to the “What’s the big idea?” questions in Activity 2: True Beauty, the thoughts and images they noted in their journals after the meditation, and the list of beauty they produced during Activities 1 and 4, In Search of Beauty, Parts 1 and 2. Allow ten minutes for participants to write. Then invite youth to share their poems by reading them aloud to the group.