The Ladybug wears no disguises. She is just what she advertises. A speckled spectacle of spring, A fashion statement on the wing.... A miniature orange kite. A tiny dot-to-dot delight.

— J. Patrick Lewis

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Poetry is perfect verbs hunting for elusive nouns.


Poetry is the tunnel at the end of the light.


A great book is a homing device For navigating paradise.

A good book somehow makes you care About the comfort of a chair. A bad book owes to many trees A forest of apologies.


Spotted Park Bench I am a park bench. Ordinary words cannot express my thoughts on birds.


Poetry is frosted fire.


I won't be sad too often, If they bury me in the library With bookworms in my coffin.


The laureateship [of U.S. Children's Poet] has brought me a couple of appealing contracts, including my first anthology, the 200-poem The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry.Apart from the increased travel, I won't let anything interfere with writing poetry.


"Chocolate mustache" is from a line in the book.

It's my favorite title (chosen by me), so I'm pleased that Never Spit was tossed.


I have always believed that poems beg to be read aloud, even if the reader is in a world all her own.


Libraries Are Neccessary Gardens, Unsurpassed At Growing Excitement


A bad book owes to many trees | A forest of apologies.


Poetry is prose, bent out of shape.


About J. Patrick Lewis

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Poet
Birthday May 5, 1942

Please bury me in the library With a dozen long-stemmed proses

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