- who to chose,
- what to say
Also as this is a book of poetry there are individual poems dedicated to someone, poems in memoriam, poems inspired by another poem and poems that need a bit of explanation, footnotes or epigraph.
- Dedications. Do you say "For Freda" or "For Freda Fitton" of "For Mrs Fitton, RA Butler Infants School, who taught me to read"?
- How many is too many?
- Is it really naff to dedicate poems to famous people?
- Also there are poems created as a response to another famous poem (After Rilke anyone?!)
How about this one?
"For Colin Firth: You're a really great guy, but I'm married, so I think we should just be friends."from Austenland: A Novel (Austenland 1) by Shannon Hale. Here's a blogpost she wrote about it. I don't know if Colin's read it...
"My first stepfather used to say that what I didn’t know would fill a book. Well, here it is."This Boy's Life (Bloomsbury Paperbacks) by Tobias Wolff
Joseph J Rotman - An Introduction to Algebraic Topology (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)"To my wife Marganit and my children Ella Rose and Daniel Adam without whom this book would have been completed two years earlier."
"This Book is dedicated to my father Joseph Hill Evans with love.Tad William - Otherland: City of Golden Shadow Bk. 1
Actually Dad doesn’t read fiction, so if someone doesn’t tell him about this, he’ll never know."
Books 2 to 5 continue...
"In the vastness of space and immensity of time, it is my joy to spend a planet and an epoch with Annie."Carl Sagan - Cosmos
To Her -AA Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie the Pooh Colour P/Backs)
Hand in hand we come
Christopher Robin and I
To lay this book in your lap.
Say you're surprised?
Say you like it?
Say it's just what you wanted
Because it's yours -
because we love you.”
I'm going to stop now and think up my own.