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Introduction:
Use this poem in December. Read the poem and talk about the white space and how that makes this poem sound. Practice the poem in unison, then ask for individuals to read each individual line.

Softly
whitely
down
the snow
mounds
and sifts
in dunes
in drifts
coldly
sowing
fields
of clover
covering
December
over.

-- Felice Holman --

From Moments Poems about the Seasons, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, INC.,1980.

Extension:
Have the students write a similar poem using different types of weather such as hail, rain, wind, sunshine, cloudy and stormy. The class could brainstorm ideas and write a class poem as well.