March 31, 2010

FreeVerse: Surprise

This weekly event is hosted by Cara from Ooh...Books!. Today I would like to share a poem that I recently discovered.

by Beverly McLoughland

The biggest
On the library shelf
is when you suddenly
Find yourself
Inside a book-
(the HIDDEN you)
You wonder how
The author knew.

How many times have we felt that way? Is there a particular book that this poem brings to mind for you?


  1. It happens to me often in Bill Bryson books - I'm usually chortling away over some character's inanity, when I realize with a jolt i do that too!

  2. LOL. Isn't that crazy when that happens? You don't even realize sometimes that it is you. I have had that happen to me before as well.

  3. The Bell Jar. Lordy, that book freaked me out.

  4. I haven't read The Bell Jar yet.

  5. The Bell Jar was a great book - full of emotion. But I am glad I did not see myself in those pages.

    I always felt A Tree Grows In Brooklyn must have been written just for me. Francie loved books the same way I did when I read that novel at her age.


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