Friday, February 23, 2007

Poetry Friday - Ode to Books

This poem appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of the Journal of Children's Literature.
Ode to Books
by Rebecca Kai Dotlitch

To lie on beds
with open books,
to curl on chairs
on stairs,
in nooks,

oh, sweet delight
of black on white,
when words on pages
worn and thin
say, "step on in,"

and all the while
the yearn,
to turn . . .

1 comment:

  1. Tricia,

    Great poem about reading and books. I like Dotlich's poetry. Have you read her books WHEN RIDDLES COME RUMBLING: POEMS TO PONDER and IN THE SPIN OF THINGS: POETRY OF MOTION?

    I'm glad you and your son enjoyed reading Mary Ann Hoberman's "fairy tale" book on your trip. There are two more books in that series. I bet your son would also like Hoberman's THE LLAMA WHO HAD NO PAJAMA. It's a collection of 100 of her most popular poems.