Ink runs from the corners of my mouth

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.

There is no happiness like mine.

I have been eating poetry.

from “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand


Dear Ones,

Rev Katie Kandarian-Morris

As our Director of Faith Formation, Sara Sautter and I planned for the children’s lesson for worship these last few weeks, we began to talk about poetry and what we might share with the UUFD children. I went and grabbed some of the books of poetry I’ve had since my childhood, noticing my young signature inside. Immediately, memorized poems began to come from my lips and flowed out of my mouth. I still believe that kids need poetry in their lives, but I know I need that reminder as an adult, too, especially after the most strange and disturbing year that so many of us have lived. April is National Poetry Month and this seems like the most important time to celebrate it.

Watch the UUFD Kids’ Play

Did you miss the play our UUFD children have created and performed? Watch it here for the first time or again and again and practice becoming antiracist.

Come Sunday

The April theme of “Becoming” continues as we consider poetry as a way of articulating what we understand of the world. Come, ready to create a haiku poem. For Joys + Sorrows, we’ll practice telling six word stories. Join us this Sunday at 10amLogon here.

As our Director of Faith Formation, Sara Sautter and I planned for the children’s lesson for worship these last few weeks, we began to talk about poetry and what we might share with the UUFD children. I went and grabbed some of the books of poetry I’ve had since my childhood, noticing my young signature inside. Immediately, memorized poems began to come from my lips and flowed out of my mouth. I still believe that kids need poetry in their lives, but I know I need that reminder as an adult, too, especially after the most strange and disturbing year that so many of us have lived. April is National Poetry Month and this seems like the most important time to celebrate it.


Always in the Love,

The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris