From the earliest days of history

From the earliest days of history,
    The position of the storyteller
Men have told stories
    Used to be an honorable one
And kept alive the deeds of mighty heroes
    The storyteller gave pleasure to untold
And explained natural wonders
    Multitudes.

/ / /

This is a found poem. Source: Colwell, Eileen. “On Telling Stories.” Innocence and Experience: Essays and Conversations on Children’s Literature, compiled and edited by Barbara Harrison and Gregory Maguire, Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard Books, 1987, pp. 442-443.

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