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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Library Loving: She Walks In Beauty

This week I actually did finish a book. But in a cheaterly type way since it was a book of poetry and everyone knows that when you are reading a book of poetry, you may skip the poems that do not overtly speak to you because you will need extra time to stop and bask in the poems that astound you.

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems
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Click here to read one of my favorites from the book!
I love Caroline Kennedy's introduction and opening comments for each section as much as I love some of the poetry contained within this book. This book goes on the very, very short list of books I would actually purchase.

Highlights for me were the poems of Dorothy Parker and e.e. Cummings (and many more). Another highlight was the section called "How to Live." Low lights would be the entire "Work" section of the book.

I flagged many, many pages in this book and started thinking to myself that possibly I am entirely done with speaking original words and will now spend the rest of my days quoting poetry.  It certainly would send my social awkwardness rank up a notch or two!

Read this: While curled up in a comfy chair with a cup of hot tea. Also, have some Post-It flags handy. You will find something that you want to remember.

Also, if you read this book, I challenge you not to laugh hysterically at Gregory Corso's poem "Marriage." Specifically the "I deny honeymoon!" part.

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