On the Murder and Mayhem Yahoo Group, they asked the question "what was your favorite month and why", and "what is your best month for reading". Not being willing to follow the simplest of instructions, and recognizing that it's National Poetry Month, I found my own unique way to answer the questions. I am not a poet, I just don't know it (well, really I do).
A Perfect Time for Reading
January provides winter's calm and post-holiday
relaxation, a fine time for reading,
February offers a hope for spring and time for
romantic leanings. Ah! A fine time for reading,
March can be fraught with bitter winds, but daffodils
show. What a fine time for reading,
It's April when a rainy spring day provides the
perfect time for a day-long chance at reading.
It is in May that tired bones from a day in the garden
cry out for the relaxation of an evening spent in
It must be June, the flowers bloom, and the birds all
seem to sing, "It's a fine time for reading".
Now hot July impels us all to picnic at a riverside
and pick up our favorite book for a lazy time at
It's August when a summer's day will punish you with
its insistent heat. Wouldn't you rather stay inside
and pick up a book to read?
September arrives and the kids are in school. Isn't it
cool? While they do homework, you fit in some time for
reading (Bouchercon, anyone?).
The crisp October evenings bring on the dark a little
earlier now. Wind down with the sun and take some time
It is November, a peaceful time, when holidays loom
ahead. Take some time now before the craziness begins
and become better read.
Ah, December, when decorating, travel planning and
holiday shopping monopolize our time. It's also the
perfect time for spreading the joys of reading.