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Archive for May 20th, 2011

J. Patrick Lewis was named this year’s Children’s Poet Laureate, so for this week’s Poetry Friday selection I have one of his poems, Library Lady. You can also read an interesting interview with him on the Poetry Foundation website.

Library Lady
J. Patrick Lewis

If you’re looking for good fiction,
Welcome to my jurisdiction!
I’m the Dewey Decimal Guard,
Who can find the perfect story,
Humor (witty), horror (gory),
Novels (great), adventure (glory)….
Let me see your library card.

No, there’s nothing’s more exciting
For a kid who’s reading writing
Than to fricassee a mind,
‘Cause a book is like an oven-
What it’s cookin’ is book lovin’.
Set the temperature then shove in
Every brain cell you can find.

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