Edgar Guest- the People's poet- just like his many other poems, gives you some of the most cheerful insights on the fellowship of books. This is definitely a favourite. Here's the poem!
Good books are friendly things to own.If you are busy they will wait.They will not call you on the phoneOr wake you if the hour is late.They stand together row by row,Upon the low shelf or the high.But if you’re lonesome this you know:You have a friend or two nearby.The fellowship of books is real.They’re never noisy when you’re still.They won’t disturb you at your meal.They’ll comfort you when you are ill.The lonesome hours they’ll always share.When slighted they will not complain.And though for them you’ve ceased to careYour constant friends they’ll still remain.Good books your faults will never seeOr tell about them round the town.If you would have their companyYou merely have to take them down.They’ll help you pass the time away,They’ll counsel give if that you need.He has true friends for night and dayWho has a few good books to read.
If you want to experience other poets, writers write about what reading is to them, then try these poems, which are also my favourites: There is no Frigate like a Book by Emily Dickinson, Read to Me by Jane Yolen (she says, read to me- and when you are finished, please read them again!), and Happy Chimney Corner Days by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love all of them!
Hope you enjoyed it!