Monday, June 7, 2010


I love to read all sorts of books, but I have to admit poetry is alot of fun for me.

When I was younger, I loved to write. Of course my Family said I was good at it, but other people did too.

So when I read poetry, it brings me fond memories and really draws my interest.

When I was given the chance to read Body Parts, I jumped at it!!!

There are many days (almost all of them!!) that I feel very old.

Janet Hoult really captures your true "old lady" feelings in her poetry.

Anything and everything from Hearing Loss to Teeth Loss to Major Weight Gain!!!!

This was my favorite poem out of the book-


" I used to move and dance with ease

Now all I seem to do is Wheeze

With any effort made at all

I'm sure I'm going to take a fall

Just cant bend over anymore

It makes me sore to touch the floor

Hand me my grabber, if you please

And then I needn't bend my knees

That grabber helps me get around

And pick up stuff off of the ground

Stuff that I much too often drop...

I guess I'll never ever stop

Trying to do things I've always done

Yet having a problem with 'most every one.

See, I cant reach that high shelf

I think that I'm just not myself


About the Author-

"Professor Emerita at California State University, Los Angeles, Janet had lived and traveled all over the world- high school in Iran, universities in Lebanon, France and the United States, teaching assignments in Germany, Korea, Japan, Thailand and China.

Now in her 70's, Dr. Hoult and her Husband, Charley, live in Southern California with their two dogs and continue their adventures chasing solar eclipses, mentoring student rocketeers and visiting their grandchildren and great grandchild. The authors proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the CSULA Emeriti Association scholarship endowed in memory of her son, David Cameron Fisher."

I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone who ever feels truly old!!!

1 comment:

katsrus said...

Thanks for the review. I saw this book around the net but; wasn't sure if I wanted to read it. Love that poem. I'm feeling it. LOL.
Sue B

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