Book World

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Try Everything”  (posted by Rommy)
“In this, my penultimate prompt for the Garden, I’d like to celebrate that sense of exploration and ask that we all stretch ourselves a bit. No, not yoga (though I do recommend giving that a whirl if you haven’t tried it). I’m asking you to break out of your poetic comfort zone and either try a subject or a poetic format you haven’t explored too often (or at all). For instance, if you’ve been working on bite sized poetry bits, try something longer. If you noticed you’ve been all about love poems lately, try writing about something that makes you angry. Have you mostly been sticking to forms heavy on structure? Try something a little more free form.”

How do you choose which books to read?
Does cover color grab your eye, or an odd title?
Maybe the author is someone you’ve read.

Someone you’ve read before and enjoyed, has a new
book to read in a different genre.
An odd title intrigues me to scan the blurb.

Scan the blurb; it reveals gist of story.
Someone you’ve read before and enjoyed, has a new 
book to read, a promising thriller.

Books to read may have odd titles,
and discoveries of someone you’ve read before,
with endearing characters, provides a feeling of comfort.

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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6 Responses to Book World

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I always enjoy a poem about books……..I tend to read mainly memoir in my later years – peoples’ lives are so interesting!


  2. jaerose37 says:

    The joy of a new book is hard to come by..i love that search in this poem


  3. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    I am super random about the books I pick to read. LOL, it feels rather crow-like, where I collect ideas from various places and whatever attracts my eye on the shiny to-read pile wins.


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