Read Across America Day 2013 is coming!

Feb 24

Read Across America Poem You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, To pick up a book and read with a child. You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot, To pick up a book and share what you’ve got. In schools and communities, Let’s gather around, Let’s pick up a book, Let’s pass it around. There are kids all around you, Kids who...

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Random Book Poems

May 15

Love For This Book by Pablo Neruda translated by Clark Zlotchew and Dennis Maloney In these lonely regions I have been powerful in the same way as a cheerful tool or like untrammeled grass which lets loose its seed or like a dog rolling around in the dew. Matilde, time will pass wearing out and burning another skin, other fingernails, other eyes, and then the algae...

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More Book Poems from the 1900’s

Mar 22

I loved these poems so much, I wanted to share more. Ode to Forgotten Authors What though your humble names are never heard In these ungracious days, Yet by your words were many bosoms stirred What time you piped your lays! Then, your quaint prose or long-forgotten verse Some student, it might be, Would to his comrades lovingly rehearse, So long ago, ah, me! Among...

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1900’s Book Poems

Mar 21

I came across some book poems from the early 1900’s. This one is short and sweet, and would actually make a good sign or whatnot… This book’s one thing, My foot’s another; Touch not the one For fear of the other.1 And this one is rather clever. The man is clearly less impressed with his wife’s preoccupation with reading. He’d...

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Travel me storied…

Feb 03

I happened upon some lovely book-related things… a picture and a poem. I am not certain who wrote the poem, I found it in a book but it says it was written anonymously (I found out who it was, see below). I will share them both with you. I hope you like them. The poem: I’ve travelled [sic] the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets...

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The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey (a moving poem)

Oct 28

One of my very favorite stories is the Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. I have the book but I just stumbled upon this animated version of it… The Gashlycrumb Tinies from Wayland Bell on Vimeo. Happy Halloween...

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