Poetry from the Stratosphere

Haiku, Cinquain and list poetry submitted by seventh grade students of Virginia Rafferty at Elm St. Junior High in Nashua, NH.


IN THE STRATOSPHERE,
SIGHTING DIFFERENT BEAUTIES,
1995
TELESCOPE
CLEAR, SPOTLESS
WORKING, CAPTURING, LOOKING
SEEING BEYOND OUR TIME
EYE

by Rachel



If I was mission director on the KAO I would
make sure everything is going right,
help other people with their questions,
make sure things are in order,

be happy that I am on T.V.
be excited to go up into space and study Jupiter and its moons, study stars.

by Theresa



IF I WAS A TECHNICIAN ON THE KAO, I WOULD...

a. make sure that everything is safe, right, and in place.
b. do my maintaining and repairing jobs.
c. make friends with every individual on the plane.

I WOULD BE THRILLED ON THE KAO BECAUSE...

a. It's not every day you get paid for an awesome, outrageous job.
b. I have always wanted to go up into space and study stars.
c. I would be on T.V.
d. I would love to go up on a huge, awesome plane in the middle of no-where.

SOME NEGATIVE POINTS ABOUT THE KAO ARE THAT I'D...

a. be scared to go up into space because I'd think of Christa McAuliffe.
b. miss my family.
c. be scared that something would break down or go wrong.

by Katy



Flying in the sky
Looking out the telescope
See so many stars

by Craig



The Big KAO

Is at a high altitude
Flying in the sky

by Rachel


KAO


Big, Heavy
Flying, Soaring, Zooming
Does many fantastic things
JET

by Dominique



Orbiting in air
Big heavy and flying high
waiting to be found

by Tim



Stars

Bright,Vibrant

Sparkling , Glowing , Shining

Diamonds in the sky

Diamonds

by Glorya



LOOKING AT THE SKY
YOU SEE A BRIGHT LIGHT SHINING
SMALL, TINY, BRIGHT SKY

by Estefania



KAO
big, gigantic
flies, slows, glides
object of big metal
KUIPER

by Ricky



Many computers

Looking at Jupiter now


look at all those moons.

by Joshua



PLANETS
BIG, SPECTACULAR

SPINNING, ROTATING, FLOATING
BEAUTIFUL THINGS ABOVE SKIES
RUBIES

by Jennifer



I SAW A BIG STAR
BRIGHT,SPARKLING,AND BEAUTIFUL
HIGH ABOVE THE SKY.

by Anell



IF I WERE THE TELESCOPE
ON THE KAO,
I WOULD...

TRY TO SEE ALL THE PLANETS,
BE ABLE TO SEE FAR,
SEE THE STARS,
BE USED A LOT,
OBSERVE THE BIG BLUE SKY,
SEE THE MOON,
OBSERVE THE MOON,

SEE ALL GALAXIES,
SEE A COMET,AND A

FLYING STAR

by Anell



THE KAO FLIES.
IT FLIES IN THE STRATOSPHERE.
OBSERVES JUPITER.

by Hector



LARGE,INCREDIBLE
FLYING,SOARING,EXPLORING
LIKE A FLYING TELESCOPE
AIRPLANE

by Monika



IN THE AIR THEY SHINE
LITTLE GLITTERS IN THE NIGHT
ANGELS IN THE SKY

by Sharon



JUPITER
HUGE, ROUND
SPINNING, ROTATING, FASCINATING
A BIG RED SPOT
PLANET

by Joshua


Plane
steel, hard
flying, researching, floating
wondering what's up next
Metal

by Amanda



STARS
BEAUTIFUL , BRIGHT
GLOWING , GLEAMING , SHINING

LIKE A BIG FLASHLIGHT
CRYSTAL

by Shaun



FLYING THROUGH THE AIR

SOARING THROUGH THE STRATOSPHERE.
GLANCING AT THE STARS.

by Stephanie



THE DARK CHILLING AIR,
IS RELAXING TO THE MIND,
THOSE SMALL THINGS IN SPACE.

by Nick



CREW,
SMART, INVOLVED
WORKING, WATCHING, LEARNING
WATCHING THROUGH THE TRIP
FORCE

by Sara



IF I WAS THE TELESCOPE ON THE KAO, I WOULD. . .

SEE OUT ALL THE GALAXIES
HELP THE SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW THINGS
DISCOVER THINGS LIKE JUPITER'S RINGS
EXPLORE THE STRATOSPHERE
HELP DISCOVER NEW, UNKNOWN WORLDS OF PLANETS

by Stephanie



KAO
LARGE,GRAY
FLIES ,COLLECTS,FINDS
KAO FINDS US INFORMATION
KUIPER AIRBORNE OBSERVATORY

by Brian



JUPITER
MYSTERIOUS, ROUND
SPINS, ORBITS, REVOLVES
BIGGEST OF THEM ALL
SPHERE

by Christopher




FLYING THROUGH THE AIR,
GLIDING, SLICING, WHITE AIRCRAFT
K.A.O. I FLY

by Jonathan




PLANET
MONSTROUS, MYSTERIOUS
GLOWING, BURNING, SPINNING
MADE OF STEAMING GAS
JUPITER

by Jeffrey



LOOKING AT A STAR
A POWERFUL TELESCOPE
SHOWS THE INFRARED

by Barry



IT WAS SO DISTANT,
AWAY FROM REALITY,
GLOWING IN THE NIGHT.

by Rachel



ZOOMING THROUGH THE AIR
ALL ABOARD THE SPACE SHUTTLE
STARING INTO SPACE

by Melissa



WHAT IS NOW SO SMALL,
LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS SO BIG,
SEE WHAT LIFE'S ABOUT.

by Brianna



IF I WERE A SCIENTIST ABOARD THE KAO I WOULD...........
STUDY STARS,
WATCH JUPITER,
USE MODERN TECHNOLOGY,
RECORD AND OBSERVE,
ORGANIZE INFORMATION,
AND CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS.

KAO
Huge,scientific
Flying,gleaming,studying
High flying scientific instrument
NASA

by Andrew



Stars
Bright, Misty
Shining, Glowing, Sparkling
Diamonds in the sky
Diamonds

by Michelle



Soaring with steel wings

Discovering things unknown
The KAO flight.

by Lindsay



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