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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

I am Wings coverI Am Wings: Poems About Love
Fletcher
1994

I am shocked that this book is from 1994.  I would have guessed more like 1984.  Even so, it is filled with horribly sappy, corny, adolescent verse about being in love and breaking up.   The falling out section of poems are just self-pittying, wallowing, and even a little mean.  Teens might like it for a laugh, but that’s about it.

Holly

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It Could Be Verse

It Could Be Verse
Buono
1972

Submitter: Holy iambic pentameter, Batman!!  [Buono] is most famous for playing the villainous “King Tut” on the original Batman show in the 60s.  It’s from 1972 and our copy looks pretty worn, so it got tossed recently.  I am not sure how it lasted this long.

Holly: I love the title!  Too funny!  Here’s an exerpt: (and yes, Submitter, if it’s worn and old, I agree: time to weed this one!)

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More Celebrity Poetry

Just the Way I AmJust The Way I Am: Poetic Selections on “reasons to live, reasons to love and reasons to smile” from the songs of Dolly Parton
Parton
1979

Submitter: Someone apparently checked this out along with a large amount of other love poetry books. I don’t know what to say – surely Dolly’s songs are still very popular and people obviously want this book, though this copy (one of three) has only circulated 56 times since being added. However, I couldn’t help but think this would go great with the Leonard Nimoy and Suzanne Somers poetry books.

Holly: A trifecta of celebrity poetry!  Who doesn’t love Dolly Parton, even if you aren’t into her music (or poetry)?  She’s just so sweet.   1979 is a bit outdated, though.

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