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An Ode to the Authors I Appreciate

February 13, 2020
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I see the world
through a scrim of 
books.

I ride on words woven together,
carrying more freight than
just solitary singles, side by side.

Sentences and paragraphs,
pages and chapters.
books – tap feelings and understandings,
echoing the fingers that tapped letters, words, pages – 
and built, shaped my mind.

You, with warp and weft of words, created
this floating, flowing, close-woven
jewelled net-lace I ride on and pull 
through the ring of my mind,
accepting joyfully your gifts.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    February 13, 2020 1:28 pm

    Love this Joan!

  2. February 14, 2020 12:50 pm

    Every book lover reading this poem can appreciate your words. Thanks, Joan

  3. March 4, 2020 6:14 pm

    I think this sums up the joy of reading quite nicely. Great post!!

  4. March 10, 2020 9:18 am

    Wish I’d said that. The poem captures every bookworm’s thoughts/feelings.

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