When mother reads aloud, the past
Seems real as every day;
I hear the tramp of armies vast,
I see the spears and lances cast,
I join the trilling fray;
Brave knights and ladies fair and proud
I meet when mother reads aloud.
When Mother reads aloud, far lands
Seem very near and true;
I cross the desert’s gleaming sands,
Or hunt the jungle’s prowling bands,
Or sail the ocean blue.
Far heights, whose peaks the cold mists shrouds,
I scale when Mother reads aloud.
When Mother reads aloud, I long
For noble deeds to do-
To help the right, redress the wrong;
It seems so easy to be strong,
So simple to be true.
O, thick and fast the visions crowd
My eyes, when Mother reads aloud.
This poem beautifully describes our homeschool style. Reading great books together, on comfy couches and chairs, or on the living room floor, or sitting outside with a cool breeze, history comes alive and is the most exciting part of the school day. Heroes from history are the best heroes a kid could have.
See my book lists for tons of good read-aloud recommendations!