16 May 2011
Reflecting Tomes ~ A Magpie Tale
Reflecting tomes lined in rows
pages coerced together.
A collision of words lies
trapped in sequential narration.
Stories yearn for the feast of your eyes;
it is you that makes them alive.
Meanwhile, your fingers tease
and twirl through filigreed swirls
recessed upon leather bound spines.
Up to the top, your fingers drop
levering a hardbound down.
Hands caress both front and back
dancing a story free.
I am book
I mesmerize you
I take you away from you
I open windows to your soul
I smell inky, pungent, old and new.
paper print typeset font
Once nooks were cosy places
where books with pages lived,
now Nooks diminish the thrill for kids
that a leather bound classic tome gives.
Tess Kincaid at Magpie Tales provides a picture every Monday for writing inspiration. Thanks Tess!