Stay tuned for some poetry excerpts and where you can find them in the library! Don't hesitate to ask a staff member for help locating any of these or other books.
"The Secret of Staying Married" from Judith Viorst's book entitled I'm Too Young to Be Seventy and Other Delusions, Call # 811.54 VIOR.
Still married after all these years?
We are each other's habit,
And each other's history.
Excerpted from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, from the book Edgar Allan Poe: poems and poetics, Call # 811.3 POE.
"Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."
"The Termite" a poem by Ogden Nash, found in American Wits: an anthology of light verse. Call # 811.0708 AMER.
Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good,
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.
This poem, called "Why" comes from Wendell Berry's collection of poems entitled Given. This book can be found under the call number 811.54 BERR.
Why all the embarrassment
about being happy?
Sometimes I'm as happy
as a sleeping dog,
and for the same reasons,
and for others.
Happy Poetry Reading!