Books are the remedy

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.”

~Henry David Thoreau~


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“Happy Chimney Corner Days” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Summer fading, winter comes–

Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,

Window robins, winter rooks,

And the picture story-books.


Water now is turned to stone

Nurse and I can walk upon;

Still we find the flowing brooks

In the picture story-books.


All the pretty things put by,

Wait upon the children’s eye,

Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,

In the picture story-books.


We may see how all things are

Seas and cities, near and far,

And the flying fairies’ looks,

In the picture story-books.


How am I to sing your praise,

Happy chimney-corner days,

Sitting safe in nursery nooks,

Reading picture story-books?