Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What a Deal!

My Alabama Media Professional's meeting is held in the Homewood Library. Last week I got to the meeting about 30 minutes early.
The meeting rooms were in the basement, so I put my laptop down and decided to look around. I noticed a used book store.
I browsed the popular fiction and self help before checking out a shelf labeled poetry. I don't know a lot about poetry, but each time I go to a writer's conference or a songwriter's workshop, they all say that to become a better writer, you should read poetry.
There mid-shelf was The Norton Anthology of Poetry. It's about the size of a briefcase and when I asked the lady how much it cost, she flipped open the cover and said 25 cents.
I smiled as I reached into my pocket and plucked a quarter out.
As I said, I don't know a lot about poetry, but I love the way the words roll off your tongue and you read slowly.


  1. Oh Rick, I couldn't agree more. I have a section/page on my site for my poems. Have you read them? I'd love to hear your opinion.

    Poetry is in my head all the time. I just don't take the moments to stop and write it down. My blog is forcing me to now days.

    Wow, I wonder all you'll learn for a quarter?

  2. What a fabulous bargain!!! Priceless! Take care

  3. A lovely purchase. Just enjoy the way the words make you feel and wallow in the images they create.



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