Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Books Fall Open

Books fall open,
you fall in,
delighted where you’ve never been;
hear voices not once heard before,
reach world on world through door on door;
find unexpected
keys to things
locked up beyond
imaginings.
What might you be,
perhaps become,
because one book
is somewhere? Some
wise delver into
wisdom, wit,
and wherewithal
has written it.
True books will venture,
dare you out,
whisper secrets,
maybe shout
across the gloom
to you in need,
who hanker for
a book to read.
~ by David McCord

(photo by Mary Englebreit)

3 comments:

Terri said...

Hi, Tracy! I haven't visited in a while and will be spending some time getting caught up on your blog! I read in an earlier post that you all have started reading the Betsy-Tacy books. I love them! I continue to check them out from our library!

~ Tracy ~ said...

Thanks for visiting, Terri! Yes, the girls and I are enjoying the Betsy-Tacy books. So many books, so little time!! :D

Suzi said...

Dearest Tracy,

Hope you don't mind, -- I feel that one good poem deserves another:

"You may have fabulous wealth untold,
Coffers of silver, caskets of gold;
Richer than I you never could be:
I had a mother who read to me."

Thanks for posting the link to your blog on the Feminine Ladies list, Tracy. I bookmarked it as a favorite and hope to visit again soon. :-)

From my bookworm-ish heart to yours,
Suzi