Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reading Crazy

April 7, 2011 Poetry is “imaginary gardens with real toads in them”.
Marianne Moore

Bibliophile

Today I wanted to confess

that I have times of deep distress

deep down real unhappiness

when I have nothing to read.

I have gone to great extremes

often let out wild screams

to others I’m crazy (it often seems)

when I can’t find a book.

Just call me an unreformed bibliophile

My feelings of book-loving have never been mild

I’ve been known to read cereal boxes a while

When I can’t locate a book.

The changes that come over me

are wonderful for all to see

I think it’s terrific just to be

when I am reading a book.

3 comments:

  1. Great, great poem! I absolutely adore it. It speaks for so many us!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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  2. Very, very nice poem!
    They should put better literature on cereal boxes! Can you imagine what that would be like! Stories on boxes of cereal! Why don't they do that?

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  3. This would be so fun to post near the classroom library. It would be perfect to share as part of a lesson on picking just right books.

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