by Donna Vincenti
Traveling far and wide between book covers,
we never need to leave our easy chairs.
From prefaces to epilogues, we lovers
escape the daily drudge of dull affairs.
Patrick O'Brien takes you out to sea,
Jane Austen dresses me for a country ball;
you study Kant's abstruse philosophy,
I watch Frost and his neighbor mending wall.
Your baseball books fill up a shelf or two,
I collect the journals of Thomas Merton.
We'll need a bigger house before we're through,
but different tastes aside, one thing is certain:
Braced by bookish hours we're jointly spending,
our love is bound to have a happy ending.
About the Author
I am a retired librarian who spent many years in California but who now lives in a lovely rural spot outside the college town of Moscow, Idaho. When I'm not writing poetry or reading, I love to stroll over the Palouse hills below our house, or hike through the pine forests above it.
Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest Winner
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).