Saturday, April 2, 2022

April - Poetry Month - Day Two - Stories


        The bookmark, on top of the picture above, came into the bookstore at the end of March. Often people do donate books and leave 'treasures' in them. This time, it became my own treasure and I knew what I would do for April's poetry, write about found treasures, perhaps find new places to look? Happy April!

Plus! Check each day for the added line to the Progressive Poem, created by Irene Latham, now hosted by Margaret Simon! The link is to the right!  

A trove of treasures, all over my home, are books. I couldn't ignore that here at the beginning, for they form a huge part of my life, early through family reading to me, my own reading, teaching, now working at a used bookstore, a volunteer-only non-profit where I have the joy again of talking about and sharing books with others. One favorite "story" from my childhood that I still remember having had it read to me, then reading to my own children, is one I think you'll recognize. It's about curiosity and seems most of all to show someone with courage.


Jack couldn’t forget

the shimmer and shine;

grabbing the golden rope,

tremulous, began to climb.

            Linda Baie ©


  1. Jack and the Beanstalk is a family favorite and one of the few enacted fairy tales we managed to capture on video. Love this poem.

  2. Well done, Linda! "Tremulous" is such a great word!

  3. Could there be any more valuable treasure than stories? You could do a whole month of treasure poems around that alone!

    1. Yes, I did think of that, Carol. I may sneak in a few others this month!


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