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THE PLACE FOR POETRY
AND PROSE

 

The Untold Story of the Word

       A satire on the Old Testiment 

The Hebrew people need guidance, so God writes Ten Commandments

and delivers them to Moses. But the Devil trips Moses as he comes

down the mountain and the Tablets are broken. Moses then proceeds

to rewrite the Commandments leaving out some of God's most

compelling admonitions and adding a few of his own. 

 

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The Untold Story of the Word


A Book of Verse—and Thou beside me singing in the Wilderness

—Omar Khayyam 

 

 

It's Nice To Take A Gift

by

    Jack Hasling 

A little book of rhyming verses
designed for reading aloud
 
 

To order copies

BookShop Santa Cruz

1520 Pacific Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 423-0900 

$9.95

www.bookshopsantacruz.com 

 

Or, 

Just email me at

jackhasling@sbcglobal.net 

 

IT'S NICE TO TAKE A GIFT

 

 

It’s Nice To Take a Gift

when you’re invited out to dine,

And often you might choose to bring

a very special wine.

 

 But if perhaps there’s something

that your hostess hasn’t read,

Then I suggest you think about

a Book of Verse instead.

 The one I have in mind might be

the perfect shape and size.

The thoughts are very thoughtful

and the wisdom’s very wise.

 

She’ll like it just as much

as even Shakespeare or Cervantes,

And it’s priced about the same

as some acceptable Chiantis.