Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine from a Reader

btt button Question of the week: Not the kind of “love” question you’re expecting for Valentine’s Day. No, what I want to know is: What do you love most about reading?

I wrote you a little poem about my love for reading. (Beware: nobody ever said I was a poet). I don't know what to call it, though. Any suggestions on a title?

"Interrupted Reading" by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Relaxing amid life's bustle,
Engrossed in a distant reality
Amid people I could scarcely know
Doing things I'd never do.
I place a thumb between the pages,
Nodding at another nugget of wisdom.  
Gifts from a stranger's muse.

--by Alison Jakel