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Poetry Friday: King of Griefs by Sara Lewis Holmes

July 13th, 2007 (06:29 am)

Current Mood: okay
Current Song: Princess by Matt Nathanson

He's the King
in riot gear,
a mob surrounds the throne --
You're mine -- and you --
and you -- you're mine -- he tells his fears,
but still they moan,
knowing he is armed
with only poetry
and tears --
-- King of Griefs from the novel Letters From Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes

This poem has been posted with permission from the author. Thank you, Sara!

Letters from Rapunzel is an epistolary novel for ages 10 and up. The story told in letters written by a young girl when her father, suffering from what she calls the "Evil Spell" of clinical depression, is hospitalized. I've added the book to the Tough Issues for Teens booklist.

Read my interview with Sara Lewis Holmes.


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 13th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)

I can't wait to hear more about this book! It's on my to-read list.

Mary Lee
A Year of Reading

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 13th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)

Hi Mary Lee! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 14th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)

I love love LOVED the poetry aspect to this novel, and when I read it, I even considered reviewing it on a Poetry Friday. But I didn't, though in my review (http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=598), I talked a bit about all the poetry-talk in it.

Great Poetry Friday entry!

Have a good weekend, Little Willow . . .

-- Jules at 7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 14th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)

I also love the stories within - her take on various fairy tales.

You enjoy the weekend as well!

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