Saturday, June 28, 2008

Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge: Hour 13

Poetry! Dear poetry!
Oh, how I love thee,
Poetry, sweet poetry!
---Debbie Nance, written rather spontaneously at 11 pm during 24-hour Read-a-Thon

Here's one that seems appropriate for this evening:
First Fig
MY CANDLE burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
It gives a lovely light!
---Edna St. Vincent Milay

Another favorite:
Invitation by Shel Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

And, finally, a poem that I love to read again and again:

God Says Yes To Me by Kaylin Haught

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes


  1. Hey! Thanks for participating. I love the Invitation poem.

  2. What great choices! And that Milay is perfectly appropriate, lol.

  3. these are all great! I'm chuckling... ah, the fun we will have!


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