"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Snapshot Saturday, July 29

This week I dropped by the public library to pick up a book I had placed on hold. In addition to that book I walked out with four poetry books. Now that I am retired I will have to mine the public library shelves for new and fun poetry volumes more often.

BookSpeak! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Sala
The Ordering of Love: New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle
The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems by Billy Collins
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver

Passing the Unworked Field

Queen Anne's Lace
is hardly
prized but
all the same it isn't
idle look
how it
stands straight on its
thin stems how it
scrubs its white faces
with the
rags of the sun how it
makes all the
it can.

Mary Oliver, Swan

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by West Metro Mommy.


  1. Pretty books and flowers! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your retirement!

  2. Beautiful photos and poetry. Thank you for sharing those lovely words and for visiting my blog today.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  3. I need to read more poetry too! I fell in love with Mary Oliver, thanks to you!

  4. Those flowers look gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. I'm not a huge poetry reader, although I do enjoy listening to it. However, I've been known to pick up a collection by Billy Collins or two!

  6. Very pretty - thanks for sharing. I don't read much poetry, but when I do i always remember how much I enjoy it.

  7. Thanks for sharing - I love that photo of the Queen Anne's Lace. :)


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