Monday, April 13, 2009

I've Got a New Book from My Grandfather Hyde


I've Got a New Book from My Grandfather Hyde
Leroy F. Jackson


I've got a new book from my Grandfather Hyde.
It's skin on the cover and paper inside,
And reads about Arabs and horses and slaves,
And tells how the Caliph of Bagdad behaves.
I'd not take a goat and a dollar beside
For the book that I got from my Grandfather Hyde.


I like this poem because I had a grandfather who gave me books and as I got older, recommended books. He died when I was 14, but he was a strong influence in my love of reading and -more importantly - was a shining example of a life lived loving and serving Christ.

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Blogger Dana said...

oh, perfect, Laura!!

I am inclined to start this legacy of giving books to my nieces and nephews....

I know of a poem similar to this one by Amy Lowe (?)... about the books received over the years, usually at Christmastime.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I give books to my nieces, and granddaughters and started collecting books for grandchildren not yet born.

I'd like to see the Amy Lowe poem if you have it!

6:06 PM  

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