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Give Praise

Susan Notes:

with inspiration from "A list of Praises" by Anne Porter

by Susan Ohanian

Give praise with psalms that tell third graders to sing,
Give praise with student choirs in joyful classrooms,
Mad with the joy of the learning,
Give praise with the laughter of children
Whose teacher finds space,
Give praise with children reading those knock-knock jokes,
A poetry not in the canon, a vagrant mischievous poetry
living wild in the humor through generations of children
Still allowed to be children.

— Susan Ohanian


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