Eleanor Farjeon


Books - Poem by Eleanor Farjeon

What worlds of wonder are our books!
As one opens them and looks,
New ideas and people rise
In our fancies and our eyes.

The room we sit in melts away,
And we find ourselves at play
With some one who, before the end,
May become our chosen friend.

Or we sail along the page
To some other land or age.
Here's our body in the chair,
But our mind is over there.

Each book is a magic box
Which with a touch a child unlocks.
In between their outside covers
Books hold all things for their lovers.


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  • (3/4/2019 9:20:00 AM)

    why did u address Eleanor Farjeon as " he" , Eleanor Farjeon is a she......btw it helped thnx, it was nice (Report)Reply

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  • (11/14/2018 12:17:00 PM)

    books can prove to be our friends (Report)Reply

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  • (11/14/2018 9:10:00 AM)

    I have only read this poem of Eleanor farjeon but he has explained about book very good. And I have see there was a question bellow that why the poet has compared book as magic box. I want to answer. This is because book cast a magic spell on the child when he or she opens it and gathers rich information about the outside world. With a touch, a child unlocks the treature of books.😊 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/21/2018 9:40:00 AM)

    Supper we are studying this poem wonderful💕😍😍💖💗 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/4/2018 8:28:00 AM)

    Nice.It was very helpful to me. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/10/2018 6:08:00 AM)

    Very nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • (5/18/2018 4:37:00 AM)

    Books are as world of wonders because it has many ideas and wonderful things (Report)Reply

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  • (4/25/2018 12:01:00 AM)

    Why is book compared to a magic Box (Report)Reply

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  • (2/27/2018 6:02:00 PM)

    i really agree! i love books1 (Report)Reply

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  • (1/31/2018 1:07:00 AM)

    I like the poem very much (Report)Reply

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  • (1/18/2018 10:47:00 AM)

    Plz answer thi question (Report)Reply

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  • (12/12/2017 7:58:00 AM)

    Awesome----Amazing (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing Poetess (3/27/2017 8:56:00 PM)

    Perfectly portrayed.
    Puts me in mind of, how as a little child, I'd lose myself in books for hours.
    Myy mother had to make me go outdoors for some sunshine.
    I'd take a book with me.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 27, 2014



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