Written for: Poetics Aside #343
Write a poem about a book. The book could be your favorite, or one that you loathe. The poem could literally be about the book, or maybe written in the voice of a character.
Robust rose protects
my body of brushed gold-
edged pages. My cover celebrates
his genius. Strange characters cameo
the sides, surrounding a towering
girl, holding a tiny tea pot.
My rotundity serves a purpose.
I am weighted with stories,
games, riddles, and puzzles.
If you decide to buy me,
you will forever have wondrous
tales that are timeless,
and you will never have to look
at a pocket watch.