In partnership with Girls Write Now, Channel Kindness held a poetry contest entitled “Art of Kindness.” Below is a sneak peak of one of the contest’s honorable mentions, a poem written by Asma Al-Masyabi. You can read the entire poem on the Girls Write Now website.
Simple Recipe for Ten Minute Ginger Tea
guess six mugs of water into a pot
and set to boil as six cups–clay-baked
and glazed–wait for you to retrieve
honey, the jar beside the
knife block, glued to the marine-tiled wall
dance your fingers around the plastic, search
for an unsticky spot, and then invite
until amber heaves downwards, thins into a rill
plummets into the hollow of each mug
reach for the bulbous warp of ginger, flake
the gold autumn skin,
grate the bite of sunset,
should sharpen your nostrils
Read the full poem on the Girls Write Now site.