jazz and blues, loaded with cheese
eyes peeled for troubles
*Nonsense Poetry, a Haiku inspired by the word Laughter from Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini (2020, Carolrhoda Books).
During the months of August and September on days when I’m not participating in the Open Write at www.ethicalela.com, I will be writing in response to the pages of Dictionary for a Better World. The poems, poetic forms, narratives, quotes, and calls to action to make one small difference might be just the medicine the world needs. I’ll be offering insights in the form of an immersion into a 10-minute-a-day book study (just long enough to read the page, reflect, and connect). If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can order one here on Amazon. I invite you to join in and make August and September a time of deep personal book friendship by responding to the book. A few teachers, upon hearing my plan for the book study, will be following the blog and engaging in classroom readings and responses to text. So come along! Let’s turn the pages into intentionally crafting beautiful change together.