Ode to a Book

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2015 Challenge – Day 17
Two-for-Tuesday:  1. Ode to a _____  2. _____ is for the birds.

Escape into another’s life,
perhaps a setting on foreign shores
or in another century
where speech and dress are unfamiliar

to the times in which we live.
A mystery might get juices flowing
in your brain, then you can follow clues.
A romance or adventure may suit you.

Enjoy a book on nature’s glories.
Curl up in either chair or bed,
and open up a brand new world.
At times it is difficult to stop,

like when you cannot wait to see
what happens at a story’s end.
You might, like me, feel torn because
the book is one you can’t let go.

If you close a book to watch TV,
you will find it is mostly for the birds.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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