Ode to a Book: A Poem by H

On Sunday I helped H complete his poetry project for school. He wrote this fabulous poem and gave permission to share it here.  We did a few cool photos to go with it as well.


Ode to a Book

Mysteries and adventures trapped inside

A thick body of paper

And leather


Waiting for the next reader

To enjoy the magic

Of delight, happiness, sadness and sorrow

Books are filled with imagination

Which the readers shall enjoy

Pages that turn with beauty

And excitement

And curiosity for the next chapter

Story of any kind

You choose

Look through the library

Any shelf

Take your pick

Spine sometimes ripped

Sometimes smooth

It doesn’t matter

Just pick it up

Open it

And enjoy                                 By H, January 19, 2014


H: “Hey Finnegan, do you want to hear something from my H.G.Wells collection??”

readingtofinn.jpgReading by the digital fireplace on his iPad.  ♥ I love this kid!!

digitalfireplace.jpgAnd… for the final reveal,  here is how we did the cool buried in books photo:


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About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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10 Responses to Ode to a Book: A Poem by H

  1. mysonnydays says:

    Wow. What a talented boy. Lovely poem and LOVED the photos! Generally love your blog too! Keep it up! X


  2. tialys says:

    What a great poem – it really communicates his love of books and reading.Thanks for sharing – both of you.


  3. autisticook says:

    That is an awesome poem! Really captures how I feel about books as well. (My latest “special interest” is getting all my books catalogued. With the proper ISBN, proper edition, and proper cover image, OF COURSE. Doesn’t do to have the wrong edition in my list. I’ve been at it for the past three weeks).


  4. Suvarna says:

    Wow, H that is an awesome and very expressive poem! Books are the most wondrous and precious things and I’m so glad you enjoy them.


  5. Fantastic! I love reading. I just finished Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I highly recommend it! It’s great that your son loves reading 🙂


    • Leah Kelley says:

      Thank you, Steve. To be frank – it is an emerging interest that we are tying to nurture… Fingers crossed ❤ But H loves LOVES a good yarn… so I think his limitless desire for story will drive and encourage his reading interest.


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