NPM 2021 Day 1: Dictionary for a Better World

Today’s poem is one I really should’ve shared last year, but I saved it.  I don’t know why, but it feels even more appropriate now.

1-DictionaryCOVERIf you haven’t had a chance yet to check out this amazing collection of poems by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, why not?  It’s a collection of poems on topics like Courage or Mindfulness that use a variety of poetic forms.  Some are written by Irene, some by Charles, but each one is about something that could make the world a better place.

If that weren’t incentive enough, the illustrations by Mehrdokht Amini are stunning works of collage art that matches each poem perfectly. AND there is a quote to match the topic on each spread.  This is a book that you need time to read and savor.  Seriously.

This collection is so wonderful that I struggled to pick just one poem from it to share.  STRUGGLED!  I loved so many of them!

And yet, the poem I share here today, the poem I picked out over a year ago, seems the perfect way to start this month: courage.



And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

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