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World Book Day, A Poem and A Choir-Baby

03 Mar

It’s World Book Day today and it was fun to see the youngsters going off to school dressed up as their favourite characters. As a kid, one of my favourite books was The Scarlet Pimpernel  so I would dress up as one of those characters. What about you?

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy

Ladysighs, a blogging friend, and I have been talking about the value of good friends after my post yesterday. As Edgar Guest says, you will always have a friend if you have a good book by your side.

 

                        Good Books  By Edgar Guest

Good books are friendly things to own.
If you are busy they will wait.
They will not call you on the phone
Or wake you if the hour is late.
They stand together row by row,
Upon the low shelf or the high.
But if you’re lonesome this you know:
You have a friend or two nearby.

The fellowship of books is real.
They’re never noisy when you’re still.
They won’t disturb you at your meal.
They’ll comfort you when you are ill.
The lonesome hours they’ll always share.
When slighted they will not complain.
And though for them you’ve ceased to care
Your constant friends they’ll still remain.

Good books your faults will never see
Or tell about them round the town.
If you would have their company
You merely have to take them down.
They’ll help you pass the time away,
They’ll counsel give if that you need.
He has true friends for night and day
Who has a few good books to read.

It was fun to have E, one of our Choir-babies, back with us today.

Busy with a book

Busy with a book

 
3 Comments

Posted by on March 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “World Book Day, A Poem and A Choir-Baby

  1. hjbryant

    March 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Lovely poem! Not seen that before.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  2. john zande

    March 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Great poem.

    Liked by 1 person

     

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