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October 13, 2011
By jruth SILVER, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
jruth SILVER, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
-Salman Rushdie


The tinkling welcome bell rings
You step into a dark world filled with endless imaginations
Your hand automatically reaches out to softly touch the bindings
Each title holding a different enchanting adventure
You walk deeper into the musty realm
Each shelf is like a skyscraper,
Going higher and higher until it disappears into the clouds
Tracing layers and layers of words our eyes lead us to floor
The dusty carpets hold memories of the bibliophiles before us
Taking a seat, we settle into the far corner and arbitrarily choose an awaiting tale
As we recite the grasping words, our mind wanders beyond any earthly location
Deeper and deeper we fall
Tumbling into the maze of thoughts
Every idea, reflection, hope and dream flows through the inked letters
We are here, yet nowhere close
The human mind will never be understood
Yet the exploration of it's vastness will forever influence our imagination


The author's comments:
The comfort and warm welcome of any book store inspired me to do this piece.

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Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 3 2011 at 4:19 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Yup, you just about captured it perfectly! I like it :)

 


jruth SILVER said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 6:46 pm
jruth SILVER, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
-Salman Rushdie

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

lildub95 said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 3:11 pm
awesome!  it is so good...i really feel like i am getting lost in a book.  the use of the various senses really strengthen the piece :)


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