T’was the Night Before Christmas | For Bibliophiles

xmas-eve-poem

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house,

Not a kindle was stirring, nor even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the fire with care

In hopes that books would soon appear there.

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The bibliophiles nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of fairy-tales danced in their heads.

Stories of heroes and villains and such,

And rescuing fair maidens from a dragon’s clutch.

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Or vampires, and fairies; witches and wizards;

The Fellowship of the Ring fighting through a blizzard.

Romantic tales of getting the girl;

Or thrillers, and bloodshed for diamonds and pearls.

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All types of stories and genres of book,

Read for the love of an exciting hook.

Oh Santa, please, be a dear thing,

A new novel or two or three with you bring.

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And in the morning what will you find?

A new box of stationary or machine to bind;

A retro typewriter or flashy new Mac;

Some brand-new notebooks and pens in a pack.

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Some writer-themed clothing, a bookmark or two,

Any and all could be useful to you.

But the real present we all hope to see

Is something book-shaped under the tree.

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Merry Christmas Bibliophiles xx

©Abigayle Blood

10 of the Best Poems about Drinks and Drinking | Interesting Literature

Here’s something to get you in the festive spirit.

We like to think of Interesting Literature as a library, a vast virtual library full of literary treats and unexpected delights. But if it is, it is a library with a spacious bar and plenty of drinks on offer. Previously, we’ve considered some of the most curious synonyms for ‘drunk’ in the English language, so we thought it was about time we contemplated some of the best poems about drink in English literature. We hope you like these alcoholic verses, these boozy paeans to beer – but if you have a favourite wine-soaked work of poetry we’ve missed off, please join us at the bar and leave your suggestions below…

via 10 of the Best Poems about Drinks and Drinking | Interesting Literature

10 of the Best Sonnets by Female Poets | Interesting Literature

The best sonnets by women in English The sonnet form was Italian in origin, of course, but a host of English poets have made it their own: Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Auden, and many besides. But what is often overlooked is what female poets have done with the form. Indeed, the first ever sonnet sequence […]

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Who Kneads a Diction Airy?

I halve a spelling chequer

It came with my pea sea

It plainly marks for my revue

Miss stakes eye kin knot sea

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As soon as a mist ache is maid

It nose bee fore two long

And eye can put the error rite

Its rare lea ever wrong

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Eye strike a quay and then a word

And weight for it two say

Weather eye am wrong oar rite

It shows me strait a weigh

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Eye have run this poem threw it

I’m shore your pleased to no

Its letter perfect all the weigh

My chequer tolled me sew

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My spelling chequer will make shore

My righting is not sloppy

My edit or will never no

I do knot reed my copy!

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