A book, I think, is very like
A little golden door
That takes me into places
Where I’ve never been before.
It leads me into fairyland
Or countries strange and far
And, best of all, the golden door
Always stands ajar.
by Adelaide Love
the sauce in a big way all winter.
Amidst blizzards they wrestle
unsuccessfully with the dark comedy
of their lives, laughter trapped
in their frigid gizzards. Meanwhile,
the mercury just plummets,
like a migrating duck blasted
out of the sky by some hunter
Found on ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com
|Out of the old house, Nancy—moved up into the new;|
|All the hurry and worry is just as good as through.|
|Only a bounden duty remains for you and I—|
|And that ’s to stand on the doorstep here, and bid the old house good-bye.|
|What a shell we ’ve lived in, these nineteen or twenty years!|
|Wonder it hadn’t smashed in, and tumbled about our ears;|
|Wonder it ’s stuck together, and answered till to-day;|
|But every individual log was put up here to stay.|
|Things looked rather new, though, when this old house was built;|
|And things that blossomed you would ’ve made some women wilt;|
|And every other day, then, as sure as day would break,|
|My neighbor Ager come this way, invitin’ me to “shake.”|
|And you, for want of neighbors, was sometimes blue and sad,|
|For wolves and bears and wildcats was the nearest ones you had;|
|But, lookin’ ahead to the clearin’, we worked with all our might,|
|Until we was fairly out of the woods, and things was goin’ right.
Will Carleton (1845–1912)
lavender, sweet lavender; come and buy my lavender, hide it in your trousseau, lady fair. Let its flovely fragrance flow Over your from head to toe, lightening on your eyes, your cheek, your hair.” Cumberkand Clark Flower Song Book 1929 There’s flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun, And with him rises weeping; thes are flower Of middle summer, and I thek they are given To men of middle age. ” William Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale
Caroline Kennedy has chosen a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems
to include in this priceless collection. With thoughtful personal introductions
written by Caroline herself, and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning
artist, Jon J Muth, this collection is sure to become a family favorite for years to come.
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