When We Were Young we wandered through Leaves of Grass,
accompanied by Lad, a Dog
and a scar-faced Man Who Laughs.
We went on Journeys Through Bookland
riding upon Gaudenzia, our palomino horse
meandering down to Our Favorite Place Through the Looking Glass, of course.
David Copperfield and I - and yes, that was his name -
would be Guided Home by The Crystal Star to feast on Stone Soup cooked on The Nurnburg Stove
near A Gathering of Blue flowers in an antique Mason Jar.
We'd retire to the library, get lost in yet another book--
you may find us there, you have only but to look!
When We Were Young~~A.A. Milne
Leaves of Grass~~Walt Whitman
Lad, a Dog~~Albert Payson Turhune
Man Who Laughs~~Victor Hugo
Journeys Through Bookland~~various
Our Favorite Place~~Irmengarde Eberle
Through the Looking Glass~~Lewis Carroll
David Copperfield~~Charles Dickens
Guided Home~~Anneliese Brand
The Crystal Star~~Robin Moyer
Stone Soup~~Marcia Brown
The Nurnburg Stove~~Louisa De La Rame
A Gathering of Blue~~Lois Lowry
Mason Jar~~James Russell Lingerfelt