My daughter has been raving about the poems of Valerie Worth and was shocked that I did not know who she was. (Jo reminded me that Worth’s poems are in Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog, which we both adored. But I forget. I am old.) Today Josie brought home All the Small Poems and Fourteen More, a collection of all four of Worth’s collections of “small poems.” They really are all that. This last one resonated the most with me, embroiled as I am in a battle to save our school’s library.


Such a


Box of



With the

Five senses,

The seven

Seas, the


Four winds

And corners,

All fitted

Exactly in.

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