By Erin and her Daughter
My 13 year old daughter wanted to share a second poem for the Autism Positivity Flashblog 2014 – Expressions of PosAutivity. You can find her other poem here, “Down by the Riverside.”
My daughter loves to write poetry and songs as well as draw. She uses art to communicate and express herself. She is also very interested in Science. She wants to go into the field of Environmental Science when she grows up.
The kids and I are also very interested in Astronomy and love laying out in the yard in the summer time just looking up at the night sky. We look for constellations and tell stories about the myths behind them. We also look for satellites, observe the Moon, and watch meteor showers. A few weeks ago, we were watching the first episode of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Cosmos is an amazing show and after we watched the episode my daughter proceeded to write this poem.
March 13, 2014 – Inspired and written after watching the first episode of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The Sun and the Moon
The Sun in day
The Moon in night
We look up at them and wonder
They are different but connected,
In an odd way.
The whole universe is connected in an odd way,
But we don’t understand.
Specifically the Sun is a star of gases
And the Moon is part of the Earth
That was blasted off by collision.
(Image found at naruhinaph.tumblr.com)
Original post on Geeky Science Mom’s Tumblr: http://geekysciencemom.tumblr.com/post/84206484547/the-sun-and-the-moon-expressions-of-posautivity