A blog for the book IMPERFECT: a poetry anthology for middle schoolers about mistakes
How can we make the most of useful mistakes and do our best to fix the ones that need fixing? Poetry can help us figure it out.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth...
~ George Washington
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
~ James Baldwin
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
On Earth Day, and every day, be kind. --DM
There is an uncanny resemblance between our behavior toward each other and our behavior toward the earth.
~ Wendell Berry
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill
To the ant, a few drops of rain is a flood.
~ Japanese proverb
The ultimate result of shielding me from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
~ Herbert Spencer
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
~ Doris Lessing
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is not with an axe that the violin is played.
~ Welsh proverb
We always may be what we might have been.
~ Adelaide Anne Procter
A smile is the chosen vehicle for all ambiguities.
~ Herman Melville
Indeed, the power of imagination makes us infinite.
~ John Muir