Today, I chose a selection from John Greenleaf Whittier called Trust. A lovely poem..I do hope you will enjoy it. I happened to find it while leafing through my volume of Whittier's Poems. It is a beautiful book with flowers all about it and a butterfly in the center with a gold area for the title. I'm not sure exactly where I found this book..some antique store or an old book shop I use to frequent...it is a treasure to be sure. The book is 124 years old and in amazing condition. These are his complete poetical works. I thought I'd share it with you:
Inside the book, there are marks from the folks I bought the book from..I only paid $18 for this! I think that is an exceptional deal considering the condition this book is in.(I paid much more for my Byron which is in the same condition) Also, there is a lovely inscription to the owner of this delightful book. The picture is very fuzzy, I'm sorry. It says:
I have a passion for old books! And even more so when they contain some personal memorabilia in them. I have books that have writing(like this one here) and also ones that have clippings and stationary pressed within the pages. Those make them all the more special. I am not one to remove the clippings from their pages..I keep them just where they are and admire them from time to time:-)
I hope you enjoyed looking at this little book and I hope you enjoy the poem in the Poetry Corner!