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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Literature's House




Literature lives in an old Gothic mansion,
surrounded by gables and spirits and moors.

Only the valiant may enter its lair,
discover its secrets -- escape through the door.

Many are frightened by literature's mask,
made up of words from centuries past.

Only the cunning come through the maze,
pull off the mask and see Literature's face.

Now, when the creature's unmasked and disarmed,
its tangle of words is well-filled with charms.

He fills up his house with rooms made of words,
endlessly building and dreaming up more.

Waiting for readers to come and explore.