National Poetry Month Selection: “Comets, Stars, The Moon, and Mars”


Today’s poetry selection comes from Comets, Stars, The Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian. If you work with kids, one of the most popular subjects besides dinosaurs is space. There is something about the stars, and the universe that attracts our youngsters. In this volume, Florian  takes on the subject of space through poetry.  Enjoy !

The Universe

The universe is every place,

Including all the  e  m  p  t  y  space.

It’s every star and galaxy,

All objects of astronomy,

Geography, zoology,

(Each cat and dog and bumblebee),

All persons throughout history–

Including you,

Including me.


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