‘I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.’
– Julia Donaldson
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I saw this lovely poem last week when my fellow bookworm, Cindy shared it on her blog. I loved how cute it was and the way the rhythm ebbed and flowed. As a big fantasy fan I appreciated all the little references sprinkled throughout as well as the allusions to how a book can take a person on a huge adventure without them having to leave the comfort of their chair. 🙂 I’m not big on poetry as a general rule, but I like short and simple things like this! And well, it helps that it’s talking about books. 😉
Have a happy Wednesday everyone!
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12 thoughts on “Quoting the Quill #39”
I just knew you would love it :).
You were so right. 🙂
That was a fun poem, and I liked the references too.
Glad you liked it, I thought it was really cute. 🙂
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Thank you! 🙂
Hadn’t heard that before, but I agree with Julia.
Me too! 🙂
This is perfection! What a brilliantly accurate summary 🙂
Thanks. 🙂 Glad you like the quote!
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