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Bs Are a Few of My Favorite Things
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Laura Purdie Salas


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A Writer's Comfort

Musical beagle with low plaintive baying
Birch trees in mighty winds bending and swaying
Slow bagpipes haunting, while wild church bells ring,
Bs are a few of my favorite things

Butter that’s melted on bread—steaming, wispy
Bacon cooked salty and almost-burned crispy
Brownies, bananas, and baked bagel rings
Bs are a few of my favorite things

When the car breaks
When the bills come
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Sunsets on beaches with boats in the distance
Bathing suit fitting with little resistance
Bonnet shells, sand dollars, pale angel wings
Bs are a few of my favorite things

All of my best friends are struggling writers
Books and now blogs are my daily delighters
Beautiful words always make my brain sing
These are a few of my favorite things

When the book fails
There are no sales
When reviews are bad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so sad

by Laura Purdie Salas.
Used with the author’s permission.

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Laura Purdie Salas is the author of many nonfiction books and more than 100 books for kids and teens, including Bookspeak! Poems About Books and Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School (both from Clarion). She loves to introduce kids to poetry and help them find poems they can relate to, no matter what their age, mood, or personality. When Laura’s not reading or writing, she likes to play board/word games, do yoga, work out, watch reality TV, play Rock Band, and walk her beagle, Captain Jack Sparrow. Learn more about her at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com, http://laurasalas.com, or http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/LauraPSalas.


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Thanks for brightening my day; even a day 'late' it was fun and well done! Now to get the tune to 'go away' :) Judy
Posted 04/11/2013 10:22 PM
laurasalas:
Thanks so much for all your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed it:>) (Wilda, I'm going to email you.)
Posted 04/10/2013 05:36 PM
Joe Sottile:
Bravo,Laura! I love these lines, and I hope you consider me a friend: All of my best friends are struggling writers Books and now blogs are my daily delighters Beautiful words always make my brain sing These are a few of my favorite things
Posted 04/10/2013 05:10 PM
barbara eknoian:
Love the musicality and clever lines.
Posted 04/10/2013 03:01 PM
Wilda Morris:
Great song for a writer's conference! How could someone get permission to use it?
Posted 04/10/2013 12:40 PM
Reganz:
Oh yes, definitely sang out this poem. Great fun. The rhymes in fourth stanza particularly delightful when sung.
Posted 04/10/2013 10:38 AM
CamilleBalla:
Fun! Yes,comforting,if I remember to think of 'my favorite things'. I, too, wrote a poem to the same tune. :)
Posted 04/10/2013 10:19 AM
Latha:
Great sing-along song!
Posted 04/10/2013 09:25 AM
mimi:
fun!
Posted 04/10/2013 08:22 AM
Dorcas:
Very enchanting. A nice way to begin the day. It has quite a ring with swing.
Posted 04/10/2013 07:16 AM
ldk:
Fun to sing along with on this Wednesday morning!
Posted 04/10/2013 07:00 AM
erinsnana:
I love it!
Posted 04/10/2013 06:38 AM
MaryLeeHahn:
**sings along** YAY for B and YAY for Laura Purdie Salas! Fun, fun, fun!
Posted 04/10/2013 05:36 AM


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