Poetry Friday: The Reading Boy by Benj Gillman
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In the New York Times essay Early Reader, Priscilla Gillman talks about her son, Benj, who started reading at age 2 and was diagnosed with hyperlexia at age 3.
A little more than halfway through the piece, she shares a poem he wrote when he was ten. Entitled The Reading Boy, it begins with the line, "There once was a boy who was good..." It will be appreciated by voracious readers of all ages.
Click here and scroll halfway down the page to read the poem. I didn't want to reprint the poem here without permission.
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