Riddles and mind bogglers are not the only things in the new Puzzles & Pleasantries book. Take a moment to visit our little poetry corner before taking a stab at one of the puzzles.
The Poetry Corner from Puzzles & Pleasantries
There’s Only One Flower in the World for Me
You may write about your daisies,
Your violets, and roses;
You may write of buttercups,
Daffodils and other posies;
You may sing of larks and robins,
Nightingales, with all your power;
But there’s nothing that can touch my heart,
Like a fine, large cauliflower.
–in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1901
When the clear night wind sweeps out of the West
With the going down of the Sun,
I watch for the flight of the little black bat,
My shadow-winged, velvet One!
I see him flit in the deepening dusk,
On the edge of the wind up high,
Where the tops of the pines are furry black
On the golden-orange sky.
I watch him dart through the windy leaves,
In silvery whispering groves
Of oak and maple and poplar trees
The little wild creature loves.
–in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1910
The Old Farmer’s Almanac
It hung beside the tinder box and flint
Beneath the braided “traces” of the corn.
It hung beside the matchbox in the glint
Of whale-oil lamp, its pages frayed and worn
By fingers, roughened with their daily stint.
In days ere Bell and Edison were known;
And now beneath the incandescent’s glow
It hangs beside the farmer’s telephone.
–in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1925
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