Featuring Jessie Booth – Poet

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Whims and Fancies in Verse

A collection of whimsical and thoughtful poems by nature loving English poet Jessie Booth.

Suitable for the entire family. The poetry list includes:

A Dream, Bottom of the Garden, The Spider, Feelings, Nature’s Voice, Playmates, Please Give Me, Snow Softly, Dreaming, Perfect Love, Christmas Stocking #1, Christmas Stocking #2, The Garden, Chocolate Dreams, Castle Calling, White Lady, Dragon Ways, Did You Ever, Love is the Song, The Sunset, A Busy Life, Bluebells, A Rainbow, Daylight Hours, Cat Calling, Winter Rest, Wind Force, The Apple Tree, Water Ways, So Much So Summer, Early Morning Light, The Yeti, Yew Tree, Country Living, Gentle Shadows, Inner Light, Snowflakes, Let Hope.

Here is a short excerpt:

A Dream

I had a dream the other night

I wish I could translate

Four black cats sat on my bed

Then a frog came with its mate

A porcupine then came along

And joined this strange collection

Followed by a dragonfly

Then a blackbird joined this section

The bed was getting very full

When through the door a goat

Came trotting in to join it all

Followed by a stoat

The porcupine moved over

His spines were very long

To make way for the blackbird

Who then burst into song

The next thing that appeared just then

A rabbit with long ears

Followed by a hedgehog

Shedding great big tears

The menagerie was growing

What a strange and varied crowd

Just then from beneath the bed

A cockerel crowed out loud

I wondered what would come in next

To join the bedroom scene

Question answered

On my bed appeared what might have been

A white mouse or a hamster

Maybe it’s a rat?

It is moving much too close to me

That’s enough of that!

Now into all this chaos came

The ultimate it seemed

That could be seen by anyone

Even when it’s dreamed

A unicorn stood by the door

Beautiful and proud

Making me want to shout

And exclaim aloud

So I did and then awoke

To an empty room

Only shadows in the corner

Were there left to loom

So if you could translate this dream

How very glad I’d be

Then I will go to sleep again

With my mind set free

Ready for another dream

To delight and enthrall it seems

Some strange and wonderful things occur

But only in my dreams

 

Available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Whims-Fancies-Verse-Jessie-Booth-ebook/dp/B00OGTMJK0/ref=pd_ybh_3

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whims-Fancies-Verse-Jessie-Booth-ebook/dp/B00OGTMJK0/ref=pd_ybh_7

In 2015 Jessie will be releasing many more books of verse, a collection of Unicorn Stories for children, and also a book of short stories for grown-ups.

If you would like to visit Jessie’s blog please go to:

http://jessiespoetrypage.blogspot.com

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