The Care and Keeping of Books


Literology

Daina, age 10, reading to Atticus at 3 months old. If there were a priest of all things literary, I would owe him a couple confessions. I read and finished exactly one Nicholas Sparks book before throwing it across the room as hard as I could. It was The Notebook, a movie I’d loved and […]

October 8, 2013

Three Three-sentence Conversations (October 4-6)


Literology

My daughter wanted to see three fall subjects this time around: wolves, costumes, and leaves. She actually listed a fourth—pie—but I told her we’d already covered pie. She loves a good pie poem. And, yes, I’ve written others before. one: WOLVES and the Dinner Date Cut Short “I don’t believe in wolves,” he said. “Werewolves, […]

October 6, 2013

“Pumpkins and Patches” (October 3)


Literology

When Daina texted me my autumnal poem topic for the day, I was reminded about how twelve year olds live unimpressed.  I hope you enjoy this poem. It caught me by surprise on my first reading. It could be a little moving if you’re feeling it. And here I was, thinking you might get a […]

October 4, 2013

“The Caterpillar and the Horse” (October 2)


Literology

My darling Daina has assigned me the subject of pie for today’s autumnal post. Not having much to say about pie, I asked whether she was sure. Her response was, “It’s done, Mom. It’s pie.” So, here is a pie poem. 10.2 The Caterpillar and the Horse “Are you content now?” said the Caterpillar. “Well, […]

October 2, 2013

“Why I Say Autumn” (October 1)


Literology

Each day in October, I will be writing a poem on the subjects related to all-things-autumn. Daina has already given me the list of leaves, Halloween decorations, House of Hades (a fantastic Percy Jackson book that’s coming out in seven days–but who’s counting? My daughter, that’s who!), costumes, and trick-or-treating with friends and family. Daina is a […]

October 2, 2013