Eyes and Bookshelves MAG

June 11, 2012
By mrittmritt77 GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
mrittmritt77 GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,


I hear it in the deep heart's core.


Your books are in alphabetical order
but still look charmingly disorganized,
a stereo sits atop a stack of comic books, teetering off the edge
You don't bother to fix it, music pounds out so loud we can't hear the song,
only the beat, the beat, the beat
you've neatly stacked CDs next to it,
all the labels facing out,
all your accomplishments are pinned to the side,
a bright blue mask with feathers and
intricate light silver designs
perches on top of it all, contemplating the plunge onto your colorful rug
it's as if a banner hangs above,
screaming your name,
reading your bookshelf,
is so much easier
that reading your eyes.



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on Jun. 21 2012 at 6:36 pm
mrittmritt77 GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
15 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,


I hear it in the deep heart's core.

Thanks so much! I'm glad my idea made sense, I wasn't too sure of it myself at first :) I'll be sure to go comment on your poems too :) would you mind putting a rating on this one? Thanks! :)

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 21 2012 at 2:55 pm
A fascinating concept. Makes sense, speaks with clarity. I loved the ending about reading the bookshelf rather than the eyes. You can tell so much from people by their room, their stuff, their memorabilia, their organizational (or disorganizational) methods. :) I like your writing style. It works well. Nice work. Concise, clear, focused. Great writing. Would you please comment on my poems titled Tell Stories to the World and Humanity's Saving Grace?


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