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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C: Celebrate Literacy

C is for Celebrate Literacy!

British poet, Lord Byron, of the early 1800's speaks of solitude in the following poem.
Solitude by Lord Byron
To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell,
To slowly trace the forest's shady scene,
Where things that own not man's dominion dwell,
And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been;
To climb the trackless mountain all unseen,
With the wild flock that never needs a fold;
Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean;
This is not solitude, 'tis but to hold
Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unrolled.
But midst the crowd, the hurry, the shock of men,
To hear, to see, to feel and to possess,
And roam alone, the world's tired denizen,
With none who bless us, none whom we can bless;
Minions of splendour shrinking from distress!
None that, with kindred consciousness endued,
If we were not, would seem to smile the less
Of all the flattered, followed, sought and sued;
This is to be alone; this, this is solitude! 
And what better way to celebrate literacy than to enjoy your own personal solitude by reading or writing a poem or a good book? Enjoy!


  1. You're right! No better way to celebrate than reading or writing a poem. I will do both today! Congrats on day 3!

  2. Lovely poem! Makes me wish I was off somewhere, taking in the surroundings and writing a great scene. :)

  3. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi Christie, writing poems is a great way to celebrate literacy. When I have the time I love to get writing!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  5. The poem is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a great poem. I have always said that I couldn't imagine being illiterate. I have loved Mrs. Burns forever since she was the teacher that taught me to read. Celebrate literacy!



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