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I got this book
at the Hirshorn
Museum in D.C.
It's not just a
great book for
kids!






More of my
favorite books (just a sample):

Poetry:
Henry Rollins,
The First Five
e.e. cummings, Collected Poems
June Jordan, haruku/love poems
Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Heartsongs
Jim Morrison, The American Night
Tupac Shakur, The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Shelley, Selected Poems
Alexander Pope, Selected Poetry
Charles Burkowski, What Matters Most Is How You Walk
Through the Fire.

Philosophy
:
Kahlil Gibran,
The Prophet
Freidrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Ray Grigg, The Tao of Relationships
Richard Osborne, Philosophy for Beginners
Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method and the Meditations
Christopher Biffle, A Guided Tour of Five Works by Plato
Stephen Mitchell (translation), Tao Te Ching
Anything by Epicurus
David Hume,
A Treatise of Human Nature
Epictetus, The Art of Living
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

True Crime
:
Joe McGinniss,
Fatal Vision
Joe McGinniss, Cruel Doubt
Joe McGinniss, Blind Faith
Joe McGinniss, Never Enough
John Douglas, The Cases That Haunt Us
John Douglas, Obsession
John Douglas, Journey Into Darkness
John Douglas, Mind Hunter
David Everitt, Human Monsters
Ann Rule, The Stranger Beside Me
Ann Rule, If You Really Loved Me
Anything by M. William Phelps

Other:
William S. Burroughs,
Last Words
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Og Mandino, The Gift of Acabar
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales
Gary Greenberg, The Pop-Up Book of Nightmares
Fritz Wegner, Heaven on Earth:  An Astrological Entertainment
The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge
Rose Wyler and Gerald Ames, Spooky Tricks (An I Can Read
Book - my favorite book as a kid)
Museum of Modern Art, NYC,
Highlights
Random House Quotationary
Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones
Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way
Eugenia Ginzberg, Journey Into the Whirlwind
Josephine Hart, Damage
Sidney Sheldon, Bloodline
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

Favorite Short Stories
:  
"The Cask of Amontillado", Edgar Allan Poe
"The Tell Tale Heart", Edgar Allan Poe

Favorite Poems:
"Somewhere I have travelled, gladly beyond", e.e. cummings
"The Raven", Edgar Allan Poe

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somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
e. e. Cummings, 1894 - 1962

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands