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Poetry Friday: Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb

June 28th, 2013 (07:00 am)
artistic

Current Mood: artistic
Current Song: Once movie soundtrack

Below this leaf there lies its brother
Beneath this root one finds another
And so the layers of time press down
Make mud of us all as down we seep.
But do no read your graveyard stone;
You are more than blood and bone.
Up your soul like a fairy flies
And paints its Heaven on the skies.
- Laura Whitcomb

In the novel Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb, this poem is presented as a piece written by a character. Highlight the rest of this line to discover the identity of the character: (Helen's first host.)

Read my review of Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb.

Read my review of A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb.

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Comments

Posted by: amyklv (amyklv)
Posted at: June 28th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday!

I am a lover-of-graveyards, so this poem got me. The book looks wonderful too! I posted with your name as "Little Willow", but if you would prefer something different, please just let me know. Happy PF!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 28th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Poetry Friday!

Thanks for hosting, thanks for commenting, and happy Friday to you!

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: July 1st, 2013 02:39 am (UTC)

From your review: "lyrical stories and haunted hearts" -- sounds fascinating! And to have a character who writes poetry...so fun!

Happy Poetry SUNDAY!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 1st, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)

You should read the books if they interest you! Nudge, nudge. ;-)

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