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sing out for books
Posted by: shelly s. g. (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: February 04, 2005 08:02PM

Hello,
About 40 years ago, the students in my school had to memorize a poem about the love of books. I can only remember part of it. Anyone else ever heard of it?

Sing out for books, the paper bread
That feeds the hunger in the head.
Nibble a mystery, swallow a star,
Sip honeysong wherever you are.

That's all I can remember.
Thanks,
Shelly


Re: sing out for books
Posted by: Desi (---.adsl.proxad.net)
Date: February 28, 2005 02:16PM

I found on the following page a reference to the title:
[www.lib.washington.edu] />
it mentions Ezra Jack Keats as the author.

I sent an email asking for confirmation and more info via this site [www.lib.usm.edu]


Re: sing out for books
Posted by: banatigh (67.160.157.---)
Date: December 30, 2007 02:54AM

I remember this one! But not all... it was on a National Book Week bookmark I got maybe in the 1960s?? I loved the poem and kept it for years, until it got lost after a move.

Here's as much as I remember, can't vouch for the accuracy, and there may be other lines/quatrains as well, but if so, they are gone from this geezer's brain cells tongue sticking out smiley

Sing out for books
The paper bread
That feeds the hungers
In the head.
Nibble a mystery
Gobble a star
Sip honeysong
Wherever you are.
Serve up some history,
Slice science thin,
The better to savor
The world we're in.
...(totally forgot this line)
Make it last
Now's the time
And it goes so fast!
Sing out for books
The paper bread
That feeds the hungers
In the head.



shelly s. g. Wrote:
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Hello,
About 40 years ago, the students in my school had
to memorize a poem about the love of books. I can
only remember part of it. Anyone else ever heard
of it?

Sing out for books, the paper bread
That feeds the hunger in the head.
Nibble a mystery, swallow a star,
Sip honeysong wherever you are.

That's all I can remember.
Thanks,
Shelly


Re: sing out for books
Posted by: ilza-maria (200.162.233.---)
Date: May 06, 2008 08:15PM

I must be doing something wrong,
for my posts keep disappearing
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slightly different from the one quoted

Alton Democrat
Thursday, October 28, 1965 Alton, Iowa

Alton Library Notes
National Book Week
(no author mentioned)

Sing out for books
The paper bread
That feeds the hungry
In the head.
Nibble a mystery
Swallow a star
Sip honeysong
Wherever you are.
Drink of adventure
Gobble the past
Now it´s the time
And it goes so fast
Taste of tomorrow
Slice science thin,
The better to savor
The world we're in.
Salt the villain
Pepper the fakes,
Chew the poets,
Fork the rakes.
Relish words
They´ve much to tell.
Feast on the earth
Where heroes fell ...
Sing out for books !




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