Poetry Friday is hosted by Renee at No Water River
It’s Charles Dickens’ birthday today.
I spent many a childhood hour, back in the days before YA existed, lost in the likes of Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations. Some of these books had lovely line illustrations and sketches to bring alive David, Pegotty, and Little Nell. But Dickens’ language was rich enough so that I could imagine each character and all those settings vividly and losing myself in Dickens’ imagination was a favorite past time. So, thank you Charles Dickens – and Happy 202nd. Birthday!
The Ivy Green