You stand out in the crowd only because you have these many, many carrying you on their shoulders.
~ Desmond Tutu
We can establish no real trust between nations until we acknowledge the power of love above all other power. We cannot cast out fear and therefore we cannot build up trust. Perfectly obvious and perfectly true...
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a
summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the
clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~ John Lubbock
human means losing perspective sometimes. We focus on the one negative
comment instead of the ten positive ones. We think we're the only one
who had something really embarrassing happen to us, or that we won't be
able to get out from under a problem we're having. Just like an artist
draws using perspective to show the larger picture, poetic perspective
can help us have a balanced view.
History House Publishers is having an open call for submissions for IMPERFECT II which will end June 30th.
can be any form. Submit as many poems as you would like.
Funny, serious, historical, dual language...we are looking for all different takes on the
topics at hand for our middle school audience.
Please include your name, email address, and mailing address with your poem. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
by June 30th. A selection committee will blind-read the poems and
acceptances will be sent out by September. Young poets can submit, with
permission of their guardian. Poets will be paid $25 per poem and a
paperback copy of IMPERFECT II.
Thank you for your support of this project!
Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets.
~ Fred Rogers