While trekking through the Gobi Desert, I developed a newfound appreciation for camels, the indispensable mammals of ancient and modern times, so I wrote a poem about them. It goes like this:
Graceful and grumpity
Loyal and lumpity
The camel treads on whenever she’s told
Mangy and moppity
Bouncy and bobbity
The camel delivers whatever she holds
A lifetime of work and little to play
She asks not for prestige, pity nor pay
Just a canopy of stars to guide the way
And a reasonable ration of flavorless hay
It’s Squary Saturday!
Here’s a snippet from Welcome to Squareville, a children’s book about a young Sphere named Rounda who moves into a village filled with Squares. Ridiculed at first, she learns to stand up for herself and teach the stubborn Squares a thing or two about being round.
Touching upon pivotal themes such as social tolerance and self worth, this brightly-colored picture book promises to inspire the roundness in us all.
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Her hair flows freely
like a monk’s silken robe:
Her hands bloom softly
above fertile soil:
Her eyes glow faintly
behind endless cloud:
She sees all
She hears all
She feels all
She gives all
– Quiet –
“This land was made for you and me”
– Woody Guthrie
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