Friday, January 20, 2017

Poetry Re-Issue: Instructions for Helping the World

Instructions for Helping the World
by
Greg Pincus

Write a poem.
Work with clay.
Draw or paint a day away.
Knit or dance.
Make a song.
Film a movie all night long.
Use your hands,
Brain and heart.
Live! Create!
Go make some art.

(originally published on January 6, 2012)

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10 comments:

Tabatha said...

Thanks, I needed some instructions today (truly!).

Jane @ www.raincitylibrarian.ca said...

Yes. Channel those negative feelings into something positive. Make and create. I think a lot of us will need to remember this today.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Nice. And good timing! thanks,

Mitchell Linda said...

love the beat, love the positive vibe and the instruction. Wonderful!

Kay said...

Good advice! It reminds me of advice written by Kurt Vonnegut to a high school English class. I copied it and sent to the fresh high school grads I know. I hope they will follow it!

Brenda Harsham said...

Simple but effective. And better for you than chocolate.

Violet Nesdoly said...

What great advice, Greg! I got some sketching pencils and a sketchbook for Christmas and you're not kidding when you say "Draw or paint a day away." Time flies when I "make some art." It's so engrossing!

Mary Lee said...

YES! Make all kinds of art!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Good advice!

Donna Smith said...


What Can We Do?

Plant a tree,
Build a boat,
Give someone
a nice, warm coat;
Make a pie,
Bake some bread,
Knit a hat
for some cold head.
There is much
That we can do
Under the stars -
In sky of blue.

Thanks for the pattern of rhythm and rhyme! I don't always get taken in by the poem and want to do something... hope you don't mind! It was just so singy... I had to do it!