Friday, June 19, 2015


Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Mary Lee at A Year of Reading for Roundup.

We've been at the beach this week -- beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama! And I've just finished book 2 in my Summer of Harry Potter.

As in most sequels, much of the first chapter is a re-cap of book 1 -- which makes it not all that great a candidate for a Very Short Book Report ... which is why I've create my found poem from chapter 2 instead. :)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

without warning.


Harry in danger.

Friends, birds

Great magic.

- Irene Latham

I've decided that Harry's Invisibility Cloak is not only one of his best tools, but one of J.K. Rowling's best tools as well. It's this that allows her to provide the reader with information otherwise unavailable when writing in close 3rd person. Plus, it's just plain fun!

The book ends with another great piece of wisdom passed on to Harry by the incomparable wizard Dumbledore:

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

And here's a favorite passage, because how many times have I wanted to be INSIDE a book??

"The pages of the diary began to blow as though caught in a high wind, stopping halfway through the month of June. Mouth hanging open, Harry saw that the little square for June thirteenth seemed to have turned into a minuscule television screen. His hands trembling slightly, he raised the book to press his eye against the little window, and before he knew what was happening, he was tilting forward; the window was widening, he felt his body leave his bed, and he was pitched headfirst through the opening in the page, into a whirl of color and shadow."  

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