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My Book   6 comments

 

Illustration of girl reading, by Jessie Willcox Smith

MY BOOK!
I did it!
I did it! 
Come and look
At what I’ve done!
I read a book! 
When someone wrote it
Long ago
For me to read,
How did he know
That this was the book
I’d take from the shelf
And lie on the floor
And read by myself?
I really read it!
Just like that!
Word by word, 
From first to last!
I’m sleeping with
This book in bed,
This first FIRST book
I’ve ever read!

~ David L. Harrison ~
(from Somebody Catch My Homework)

Art: Jessie Wilcox Smith

Posted October 1, 2007 by Lana G! in Poetry, Quotes, Reading