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"some books are meant / to be read just like this / alone, with the evening, / a bowl of fruit ripening / waiting for the reader / to grow hungry, but / she won't, the book / will devour her, / and it / will soon / become / morning."

There is no frigate like a book, To take us lands away, Nor any courses like a page, Of prancing poetry ~ Emily Dickenson

Sir Andrew Motion, FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.

I read it because I enjoy reading such beautifully worded expressions and observations.

Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Emily Dickinson was a poet with an exceptional ability to distill “amazing sense” from “ordinary meanings.” Her poetry is now considered among the finest in the English language.

"The groom arrives late / To his wedding / Wearing only one shoe." The Tea and Sage Poem by Fady Joudah from The Earth in the Attic (2008 Yale University Press) www.poetryfoundat...

take a sad song and make it better | The Beatles, Hey Jude. My favorite McCartnery song.

Tighten Up - The Black Keys. I'm a black keys fan. Oh gods. I'm a hipster!!!

“There are three good things in this world.  One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry.” —Rupert Brooke