In honor of Book Lover's Day on 9 August, my writerly pals and I are having fun by sharing all the ways we adore reading. Please enjoy my first (and likely last) RAP, Really Awful Poem, an Ode to Books, with apologies to Gertude Stein, the Bard, Dr. Seuss and poets everywhere.
Then visit the awesome bloggers listed at the end of this post who share more libre love.
Ode to Books
A RAP, Really-Awful Poem
By Cat Michaels
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Hmmm: Thrice: A book, is a book, is a book.
Alas, I could not read them on a boat
....I get sea sick.
Nor on a goat
....I am a city girl. I only do goat cheese.
But I read books here and there.
I love reading almost everywhere
Using all kinds of clever devices
Which take away my breath and suffices
as my brain's creative spices.
Books in print are longtime pals
Ever since elementary school locales.
Dick and Jane started it all.
Then the Grinch and Nancy Drew as I grew tall.
Now it's sci-fi.
But JK's HP is still my addiction.
I love books most when they talk to me.
In fact ...
You turn me on
I plug you in.
Your font and light controls are awesome.
You make my book world spin.
And what delight to share tablet prose
With that special little one who knows that
Reading a great kidlit story
makes life way more hunky-dory.
And my deepest readerly secret?
I had such fun writing this for you! Thanks for reading my RAP.
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