You all know how much I love fiction books but I’ve been trying to break out into other genres. I wish I could remember how I heard of ‘The Game of Boxes’ by Catherine Barnett but I dont. It was most likely someone Im connected to on GoodReads but I digress.
I have never read a book of poems. Ever. I was tasked with writing poems for English class in high school but never sat through and read a whole book. This was a wonderful experience and I love Catherine’s poems that are contained in this book.
Here is my favorite and you will probably figure out why it’s my favorite as soon as you read it;
The Modern Period
When Gutenberg figured out
how to make letters that could be
rearranged he changed us all.
Once upon a time
I laid my head on books
and was surrounded by books
and bought books and rescued books
reminding me I had only
finite years in the book of my son,
whom I almost left for books,
to whom I leave my books.