Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Loving Words

When my brother Tommy
Sleeps in bed with me,
He doubles up
And makes
And 'cause the bed is not so wide,
A part of him is on my side.

TWO IN BED by A. B. Ross

"Probably nothing I ever wrote as a published author did not derive in some way from the 16 or so poems my mother chose, over and over again, to read to us [before bed]. The sheer pleasure of the experience was key."
- World-renowned novelist, Anne Rice, Called Out of Darkness

The single biggest surprise to me after our first half year of homeschooling is the major role poetry has played.  Above is one of the gems we've unearthed.  Look for more to come.

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