Monday, February 5, 2018

DMC: "Epitaph for a Reader" by Molly Hogan




EPITAPH FOR A READER

She piled books beside her bed
some to read, some already read
Throughout the years her bookstack grew
classics, mysteries, novels, too
The content of these tomes fulfilled her
sadly a massive bookslide killed her


© 2018 Molly Hogan. All rights reserved.


Click HERE to read this month's interview with J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen. They have challenged us to write an epitaph poem—a funny or clever verse that might appear on your chosen subject's tombstone.

Post your poem on our February 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, February 23rd, and one lucky participant will win a copy of their morbidly humorous collection from Charlesbridge:






17 comments:

  1. Oh my, should we all be worried? Wonderfully deadpan epitaph, Molly. The rhythm and rhyme is just right!

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  2. That made me laugh out loud! Such a great one, Molly!

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  3. Oh how beautifully sad Molly–I better watch out for some of the staggering book stacks I have accumulating …

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  4. Hahahahaha! That is something else I need to worry about now! Thanks for the laugh.

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  5. This is just great, Molly! Made my day!

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  6. Thanks for the great challenge! This was fun! :)

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    1. Thank YOU, Molly. Your poem is the perfect way to start off this month's ditty fest... I may have to straighten up my bedside table before going to sleep tonight, however. ;)

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  7. This is hilarious! At least she left fulfilled.

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  8. Hahaha, I love that. So much fun. Thanks for giving me such a giggle.

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  9. Nice start to the month's entries. Well done, Molly!

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  10. I must....MUST share this with my middle schoolers!

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  11. Witty and utterly relatable. I'm afraid this one will give me nightmares!

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  12. Too fun, Molly! (though like the others I'm eyeing the precarious stack of books beside my bed - Hmmmmm....)

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