So I had to listen to all of these morning services, and I was allowed to do drawings and things, and then do what I wanted with a little pad and pencil. And I was fascinated by two things.  One of them was the language of the King James version of the Bible — which was different from the language that we spoke — the language of the psalms.  There was a whole lot of the Bible that I got to know by heart without even thinking about it, and the language of the hymns: “the spacious firmament on high” and “the blue ethereal sky.”  I didn’t know what half of the words meant, thought it was wonderful, you know.  It’s funny, the way it rhymed, and so I wanted to write that. And my mother read to us, which is very important.  She read Stevenson’s Child’s Garden of Verses and she read Tennyson, “The Brook,” and a lot of poems like that.  And that’s wonderful when parents read — not just stories — but poems to their children, because the language of poetry is different from the language of prose, and children pick up that language.  And if they can pick it up very early, it’s really very, very important.  They are likely to always love it if they do.  I suspect that they really naturally do.