Tag Archives: books

A World of Books amid a World of Green

Treat yourself to two delightful poems about books and gardens by the Victorian/Edwardian poet Richard Le Gallienne.

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The Secret Ecstasy of Reading

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh” captures my own relationship with books.

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Books Helped Free Angelou’s Caged Bird

Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, found strength in the literature of Shakespeare, Poe, Dunbar, and others.

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