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Monday, May 16, 2011

Written Within Your Fold



Mag 66
photo prompt by Tess Kincaid
Your shelves offer such possibilities,
A nature's walk, journeying beyond sublime,
Friend's secrets held tight or sailing the seas,
Historical moments cherished through time.

Each book holding it's own special treasure,
Tales of truth, fantasy... stories once told,
Future endeavors of days that measure,
Times shared in rhyme, penned down in days of old.

Authors unknown, famous within will spark,
Upon the reader, a glimmer left behind,
Intriguing the senses, to leave their mark,
Souls left shared... a gift forever in kind.

These things and more, written within your fold,
Pages of wonder for us all to hold.

Petrina Lesko
May 2011

This poem was inspired by the lovely Tess Kincaid with this wonderful picture prompt offered up for this week's Magpie Tales, a place where writer's and poets come together to share in the muse.

31 comments:

Kristen Haskell said...

Don't you just love everything a book offers. You've captured it well in this engaging poem! I recently passed my copy of Khalil Gibran's The Prophet to a friend of mine. His work truly is "Souls left shared...a gift forever in kind."

Jingle said...

These things and more, written within your fold,
Pages of wonder for us all to hold.

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reflective and apt, magical wording.

anthonynorth said...

The very vitality of books expressed here. Marvellous.

Friko said...

It looks like you appreciate books.

thingy said...

It is the perfect description by someone who obviously loves to read.

Love it.

Lyn said...

Your poem is a toast to books..wonderful!

verseinanutshell said...

So gorgeous. Almost tantalizing. My magpie: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/open-book/

honeyhaiku said...

Elegant ease of this work declares you a talented wordsmith!

Donna B said...

Kindles be damned...there is nothing to compare in turning the pages of a book and feeling the mood on the paper...

Kathe W. said...

beautifully wrtten- so lyrical.

alivealways said...

Books - ours only assistance to travel back in time, till time machine gets invented :-)

Brigid said...

Such a lovely tribute to books, I am a book lover like yourself.

jabblog said...

You've captured the essence and the magic of literature:-)

DoodleDesign said...

Love the words you used... just lovely.

Brian Miller said...

a gift forever in kind...i like to think books are what we leave behind for those yet to come a way to touch lives...as they have touched mine...

art2cee2 said...

Love this poem...it expresses everything I feel about my own bookshelves! :-)

Terresa said...

"Intriguing the senses, to leave their mark" -- books have a way of lasting, don't they?

Isabel said...

ahh the joy of reading a book... one of my fav things to do. great poem.

ayala said...

Books so lovely...your lines and thoughts lovely as well!

Margaret Pangert said...

Elegant, passionate tribute to the immeasurable universe of books and all that they convey. Sublime, Petrina.

Lolamouse said...

I can really feel the excitement of opening a book and wondering what you'll find within. Beautifully written.

Olivia said...

Your words hold a very beautiful description of books! Loved this Petrina..

Many Hugs xoxox

Margaret said...

...Possibilities and treasures. Yes, you love books too! :)

Irish Gumbo said...

Books truly keep on giving and inspiring, yes? Pages of wonder, indeed!

Vicki Munn said...

so beautiful. i so love books - lets me escape to somewhere exciting and away from my mostly boring life....
pages of wonder indeed!

~T~ said...

Treasure your books! Lovely.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful ode for books!

Lena said...

'Authors unknown, famous within will spark' I love this line. There are so many authors (and some anon or forgotten) whose books no-one else have heard of. So nice to see that little light of respect for them, too! It's all in the read.....!

Bee's Blog said...

Words of a book lover cleverly crafted. The wonder of and my love for books, will never leave me.

ds said...

Each book its own special treasure...a gift forever in kind. Yes. You are a true lover of the printed word and all the magic it evokes. Lovely magpie! Thank you.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I agree with Donna B and her feelings about kindle. A book signals something to come such as wisdom or perhaps entertainment. It also can feel good, smell good and look good especially after it gets a little age on it. Enjoyed your post -- barbara