The other day, my nephew bet me that I couldn’t write a poem about Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. I love my nephew, and I love a poetic challenge as much as the next person. In addition, Prague has always been a place I’d love to visit. So before he went home that evening, I scribbled down the following verse:
Once in Prague there lived a frog And I’m not kidding you one speck That frog would never croak or ribbet That fine amphibian spoke Czech
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This is the first line in a poem that I recite every year at this time as the days become shorter. I never can remember the whole poem, so I get on one of MCPL's Research Databases called Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. If you're looking for a poem, this database lets you search for a poem by author, title, first line, last line, subject, or keyword. Some poem listings contain the full text of the poem, a biography of the poet, and poem commentary discussing the poem's meaning.
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I sit on a shelf and watch as you pass Pass over my spine, read, and move on On to where I can’t see—past the stack, but please come back Back to me, for I am a Book and in desperate need Need to be read and pass on what I know No one understands how lonely I am Am sitting on this shelf as you pass Pass over—no—wait!! You pick me up Up to be read, and now I know what a dream come true Truly is!