Category Archives: poetry

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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January—–It’s for the Birds!

How can January be the least bit dreary when we have cheerful feathered company right outside the window at the bird feeder? “Be Like the Bird”    by Victor Hugo Be like the bird, who Halting in his flight On limb too … Continue reading

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Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight

I am wishing all of my new friends on “booksandbuttons” a very Merry Christmas. I would like to share with you a favorite poem of mine, and some pictures of the Christmas at our house this year.   Warm wishes –joy … Continue reading

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Christmas Poetry for the Fun of It

Christmas Mittens  by Marchette Chute I wanted a rifle for Christmas, I wanted a bat and a ball, I wanted some skates and a bicycle, But I didn’t want mittens at all. I wanted a whistle And I wanted a … Continue reading

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Your December Birthday

Not your birthday? Not in December? Well, don’t be blue—I’ll let you ponder these three old buttons from Mom’s button box.  The two on the left are sometimes called twinkles because they have mirrored backgrounds underneath their cutwork.  The button … Continue reading

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On the way to a button post . . .

October 3, 2011 “O suns and skies and clouds of June And flowers of June together . . . Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather!” (thanks to Helen Hunt Jackson    1830-1885) My fourth grade class memorized … Continue reading

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