This poem is the perfect description of what books are to me.

Books are keys to wisdom’s treasure;
Books are gates to lands of pleasure;
Books are paths that upward lead;
Books are friends. Come, let us read.

Emilie Poulsson


In my last semester of college I took a calligraphy class and I actually used this poem for my Italic alphabet project. Calligraphy is beautiful, especially the Italic alphabet, but it is also very difficult. I had no idea how much time and practice calligraphy requires. This project didn’t turn out nearly as beautifully as I had hoped, but I suppose it was permissible for my first go at it. Perhaps someday I will master the art of calligraphy. I’ll put it on my list of things to do anyway…


1 Emma Jackson June 23, 2008 at 3:35 am

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Emma x

2 Kristin Heidemann June 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

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