Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Arabian Nights

In February I read the Stories from the
Arabian Nights.
These are my bedtime stories.

This 1933 edition is filled with wonderful illustrations
and is in large print.

Only a few of the stories are in this book.
I have another edition with more of the stories.
Someday I will buy the complete 1001 Nights.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


In January I read an Haiku each morning.
I often read them aloud to the birds.

My daughter gave this book to me.
I enjoy the way it is organized into five elements -
wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

The illustrations are inspiring.

In 1968 my brother gave me my first taste of the Haiku.
I was sixteen years old.
The gift of poetry is a gift for the spirit,
regardless of age.