Category Archives: poetry

The Farm by Margaret Havron

While looking through some old things, I found a poem my mother had written for me years ago.  It’s in an envelope with my name on it. I think it was a Christmas present.  Here it is, word for word.   

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The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Dante’s Inferno . . . our grandson was reading it in school and said it was “fun.”  I’m always anxious to check off a book from all the ‘good reading’ lists—so I checked it out of the library.  I received … Continue reading

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Book Review: The House on Boulevard Street by David Kirby

“Yes! I can see clearly now, the rain is gone . . .” and other clever lyrics (always sneaking up as a surprise!) kept me laughing for 151 pages and I highly recommend this southern poet who casts a beguiling literary and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Singing School by Robert Pinsky

Anytime is a good time to read poetry, but winter is the best time–because “Now winter nights enlarge The number of their hours; And clouds their storms discharge Upon the airy towers. Let now the chimneys blaze And cups o’erflow … Continue reading

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Finishing the “Books for a Desert Island”

Uh-oh.  There is a little snafu with finishing up this series of posts about taking books to a desert island.

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January—–It’s for the Birds!

How can January be the least bit dreary when we have cheerful feathered company right outside the window at the bird feeder? “Be Like the Bird”    by Victor Hugo Be like the bird, who Halting in his flight On limb too … Continue reading

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Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight

I am wishing all of my new friends on “booksandbuttons” a very Merry Christmas. I would like to share with you a favorite poem of mine, and some pictures of the Christmas at our house this year.   Warm wishes –joy … Continue reading

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Christmas Poetry for the Fun of It

Christmas Mittens  by Marchette Chute I wanted a rifle for Christmas, I wanted a bat and a ball, I wanted some skates and a bicycle, But I didn’t want mittens at all. I wanted a whistle And I wanted a … Continue reading

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Your December Birthday

Not your birthday? Not in December? Well, don’t be blue—I’ll let you ponder these three old buttons from Mom’s button box.  The two on the left are sometimes called twinkles because they have mirrored backgrounds underneath their cutwork.  The button … Continue reading

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On the way to a button post . . .

October 3, 2011 “O suns and skies and clouds of June And flowers of June together . . . Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather!” (thanks to Helen Hunt Jackson    1830-1885) My fourth grade class memorized … Continue reading

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