Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Ode To Booksellers - Mary Ann Hoberman

Ode To Booksellers

Here's to the booksellers,
Heirs to the ages,
Lords of the language,
Purveyors of pages!
Fearmongers among us
Predict print's demise.
What folly! As long as
We humans have eyes,
The lure of a book
(That most perfect invention)
Will capture its victims
(As is its intention).
May those folks who cater
To literates' lust
Both prosper and flourish
And never go bust!

- Mary Ann Hoberman,
Children's Poet Laureate

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