Thursday, November 5, 2009
To Be of Use
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher creis for water to carry.
This paragraph is part of a poem called "To Be of Use." Section five of our TIWTALW book. Marge Piercy writes about people who work hard in their community, much like we are for our food drive. Everyone is a valued member of a group and can bring different strengths to it. The paragraph suggests that if everyone can work togther than they can come up with something great, but if a group handles things wrong it can end up just being a huge mess. Just like the hopi vases in the paragraph, everyone doing this project should be put to use and work hard. Everyone is important to this project and possesses strengths to add to it.
CORNUCOPIA Care Baskets, Fall 2009
~a helping hand for a better tomorrow~
In partnership with the Waysmeet Center @ UNH, the UNH Office of Community Service & Learning, and the Community Leadership Program (CoLead) @
the UNH Thompson School of Applied Science
Help us help people:
donate a food basket to Cornucopia to brighten someone’s Thanksgiving!
Our mission is to unite and strengthen our community to by providing food baskets and by increasing awareness about the hunger problem in our community.
~ CoLead students, Fall 2009
Lisa Ciccotelli: firstname.lastname@example.org, 862-0079