Louisa may be most revealing through her poetry

Think the best way to "know" Louisa is through her stories? Some think her poetry is more revealing. I discovered a wonderful post exploring Louisa's poetry by teacher and writer KarenTBTEN on Squidoo. She opens her post with the following: Who was Louisa May Alcott? In the introduction to The Poems of Louisa May Alcott, …

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“Our Little Ghost”

I couldn't help but think that Louisa might be musing about Lizzie when she wrote this (even if the description sounds more like May). I know it made me think of her. Judging from the date, a dear departed soldier could be imagined too (despite the description) What do you think? OUR LITTLE GHOST by: …

Simple, sweet and timeless

I found a lovely poem that Louisa May Alcott wrote that perfectly reflects the successful formula she used in writing for  children. She may have disdainfully considered it "moral pap" and only wrote it to make money, but when I read something like this, a very reassuring voice comes through the simple tale and time-tested …