7 Poems about Reading

Reading is a love shared by many. Be inspired by these poems about reading and the impact reading can have on your life.

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  1. I Read
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    I read each day and find pleasure
    My books are such a treasure.

    I read each day and learn
    Knowledge that brings returns.

    I read each day and find
    That it refreshes my mind.



  2. The Reading Mother
    Poet: Strickland Gillilan


    I had a mother who read to me
    Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
    Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
    “Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.

    I had a Mother who read me lays
    Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
    Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
    Which every boy has a right to know.

    I had a Mother who read me tales
    Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
    True to his trust till his tragic death,
    Faithfulness blent with his final breath.

    I had a Mother who read me the things
    That wholesome life to the boy heart brings –
    Stories that stir with an upward touch,
    Oh, that each mother of boys were such!

    You may have tangible wealth untold;
    Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
    Richer than I you can never be –
    I had a Mother who read to me.



  3. No Greater Fortune
    by Hamilton Wright Mabie


    No greater fortune can befall a child
    Than to be born into a home where
    The best books are read,
    The best music interpreted,
    And the best talk enjoyed,
    For in these privileges the
    Richest educational privileges are supplied.



  4. How it is Done
    Poet: Unknown


    As step by step the hill we mount,
    As one by one we learn to count,
    So word by word we learn to spell,
    And line by line to read quite well.


    Reading furnishes the mind


  5. Furnish The Mind
    by Locke


    Reading furnishes the mind
    Only with materials of knowledge;
    It is thinking makes what we read ours.
    We are of the ruminating kind,
    And it is not enough to cram ourselves
    With a great load of collections;
    Unless we chew them over again,
    They will not give us strength and nourishment.



  6. Watch What You Read
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Fill your mind with positive things
    Reading will always bring
    A better perspective on life
    It will help you filter out the strife.

    Read quotes and books that inspire you
    They will refresh your mind that is so true.
    Don't focus on negative news
    It will only make you blue.

    Read poetry that is upbeat
    It will give you a mini-retreat.
    Enjoy your reading time
    Thoughts that can last a lifetime.



  7. Enjoy your reading time Thoughts that can last a lifetime.


  8. History Teaches
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    Caesar did a few things,
    Horace wrote in style,
    Good old Plato knew things
    Very much worth while.
    Famous Aristotle
    Had the master's touch;
    Blow this in your bottle:
    "I am not so much."

    Con your history's pages.
    Read the tales of Rome,
    Then compare the sages'
    To your feeble dome.
    All the dead ones study
    (If you call them such;)
    They will teach you. Buddy,
    You are not so much.


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One last thought about reading:

Read
by Author Unknown


Read continually, only reserving such time for relaxation and the duties of life as your situation may require. Don't sit with your hands folded and mouth open, doing nothing; these are minutes which you are wasting - minutes make hours, hours makes days and weeks, and all combined are swiftly flying towards eternity. Then read! - read everything and anything, except low and trashy subjects; there is no branch of art or science, or of literature, from which, properly perused, you may not get some valuable information.

The difference between the reader and the sluggard, who sits in the easy-chair asleep in the evening, is as great as the contrast between a fool and a sensible person; the former goes about the world, sees, hears, thinks and digests the results of his observation during his travels; he will presently give these reflections to the world in a new and interesting shape, and thus make other readers. But the sluggard is a useless character and not worth the ink to describe him.

Read an almanac, if you cannot get a paper; and he must be poor indeed, as the bard singeth, who cannot afford a subscription to some journal in this age of the world. At all events, leave no means untried to cultivate and improve the spare hours which you will have during the winter months. If you are waiting somewhere on business, take out your paper and peruse its columns; you will soon find the advantage of the practice.

Time shall overwhelm all things, and render mines useless, gems of no value. The thief may in an hour destroy the labor of a lifetime in accumulating a fortune, but no power, short of a Divine one, can wrest the riches of a well stored mind from its possessor. Again we say - read!