Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.
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I’m featuring this lovely Christmas poem written by one of our country’s well-loved literary figures, Maya Angelou. She is, sadly, no longer with us. This poem was first read in 2005 at the tree-lighting ceremony at the White House. Here’s how it begins:
Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes
And lightening rattles the ears of our houses.
Floodwaters await in our avenues.
Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalance
Over unprotected villages.
The sky slips low and gray and threatening.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?