Love of the Word

Travel to cliffs of Scotland tall

Ancient cities with golden scroll

Coliseum of wonder your columns fall

Time, wind and rain have taken their toll

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Fairytale lands with walkways of gold

Rabbits, a queen and Mad Hatters

Through Grimm and Poe the stories unfold

Whether Jack and his beanstalk does itt matter

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Absorbed in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

A cup of tea with Sherlock Holmes

Or Steinbeck’s exquisite Grapes of Wrath

When a Tree Grows in Brooklyn you’re never alone

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Traveling around the world in 80 days

Digging treasure on an island deserted

Meeting the end in Moby Dick’s’ way

Though Scrooge’s demise is diverted

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Dumas’ Musketeers are dashing them all

A letter of scarlet emblazoned

The howl of the wolf in the wild was called

Romeo and Juliet still amazes

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The beauty of words in fiction, poem or prose

Allows travel to faraway lands

Mystery, adventure or as love stories show

The pricelessness of books in the hand

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~