A Poem for Every Night of the Year edited by Allie Esiri

This is an adorable book! I bought it to have a poem a day but it ended up that my daughter told me on New Years Day she wanted to read it with me every night. My little bookworm loves to attend poetry readings with me and she actually reads the poems to me every night. Yes, yes, I know it is ONLY a week into the New Year and it might not last (kinda like resolutions) but for now we are both really enjoying reading it.

We sit and discuss poems we read together, always have, but recently she is seeing deeper than the face value of the words and one poem, the name of which escapes me at the moment, after dissecting it for about 5 minutes she looked at me and says, “It is a riddle!” I looked at her rather confused and asked her “what is a riddle?” to which she stood and stared me straight in the eyes, raised her arms and waved them in circles then declared “LIFE!!!” I ended up reading the poem to myself and thought how right she had gotten it so when she saw this book and asked to read it at night with me I jumped at the chance to have her join me.

The reason I want to talk about this collection of poetry now rather than when we finish reading it is because I want you to grab a copy! I have gone through the contents page and to be quite honest it is a really well put together collection. They are season/holiday appropriate and it is just lovely!!

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