To give a nod to National Kiss and Make Up Day, I’m reflecting on the word Forgiveness in Dictionary for a Better World. The poetic form today is a Quatrain, which is a poem or stanza of four lines with a rhyme scheme such as aabb or abab or abcb, or not rhymed at all.
Forgiveness: the keys to freeing the soul
Forgiveness: a weight-lifted mental toll
Forgiveness: a stain-erased stone-throwing judge
Forgiveness: a love-choosing heart to budge
*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: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini. The poems, poetic forms, narratives, quotes, and calls to action to make one small difference might be just the medicine my world – or the whole world – needs. I’ll be inviting 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 me in making August and September a time of deep personal book friendship. A few teachers will be following the blog and engaging in classroom readings and responses to the text. So come along! Let’s turn the pages into intentionally crafting beautiful change together.