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Sunday, November 07, 2010
Sunday Salon - Unexpectedly Eighty and Other Adaptations by Judith Viorst
Judith Viorst's books of light poetry were always favorites of mine to use for Readers' Theatre. There was often a poem that would work perfectly for an audience. Her latest collection on life and aging is no exception. Unexpectedly Eighty and Other Adaptations has some poems I can use use this week for my brown bag luncheon.
The verses might have a light tone, but everyone understands the serious nature of "Driving at Night," as people age, and friends all stop driving at night. The poem, "Stopping by My Mirror on a Sunny Morning," might be addressed to eighty-year-olds, but any one of us who is aging might relate to it. I'll probably read that one to my group, along with my favorite, "How I Know I'm Old." It's a memory poem, reminiscing about what the writer remembers from youth.
Poetry seems perfect for Sunday Salon, a little light verse, with serious undertones. And, this particular book, Judith Viorst's Unexpectedly Eighty and Other Adaptations will be perfect to use with my book group this week.