Not read ‘Alice in Wonderland’?
Not opened ‘Charlotte’s Web’?
And you say you’ve read 1000 books
& claim you are ‘well-read’
Not read ‘Wizard of Oz’?
or ‘Where the Wild Things Are’?
Never read ‘Peter Pan’ or heard
of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’?
But you’ve read Robert Ludlum,
everything by Wilbur Smith
and you’re into science fiction
& all of its What Ifs?
Go in The Secret Garden
the Grimms wild, weird woods
& get thee to a library & read
the lost books of childhood.
* what children’s classics have you not read? [I’m about to read ‘Charlotte’s Web’ for the first time. I’ve seen the film J ]