Ten Poems of KindnessVolume Two
Be Kind Always
These ten poems were successful in our Kindness Poem Competition in association with Fair Saturday Foundation, and they offer a rich variety of experiences and reflections.
There’s the memory of a school teacher who didn’t like to cross out his students’ mistakes, and a fleeting encounter with a pigeon which calls forth feelings of empathy for a fellow living creature:
“Be kind, and respect its expectations –
it flew through clouds of jewels to you,
powdered sapphire blue, mists of rubies.”
from ‘Be Kind to Pigeons’ by Paul McDonald
The poems remind us that kindness comes in all shapes and sizes – and is often a gesture so small that it takes a poem to hold and keep its meaning.
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