Book: Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic

Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
by Steven Schnur, illustrated by Leslie Evans

Autumn
Creeps forward
Revels in
Orange hues and
Soft brows
Time slows
In anticipation of the
Coming winter

Note: An acrostic seems like it would be simple to write, but it isn’t! That’s one of the things that makes Steven Schnur’s collection of poetry so wonderful. He’s taken the alphabet and created a poem for every seasonal element – owls, pumpkins, quilts, corn husks, bats…

Yup, 26 of ’em.

The linguistic sophistication may pass over the heads of younger ones, but they’ll still enjoy poems like this one:

Stillness
Now
Over all the cold
White world

Bonus: Did you know that JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, SAVIOUR in Greek is Iesous CHristos, THeou Uios, Soter, which spells ICHTHUS (ICHTHYS), which is Greek for fish??? 10 years of Catholic school and I never knew!

Now if I could just figure out how Number 6‘s Be Seeing You gesture relates…

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