“a world of words”

Written for:  The Twiglets #275 - world of words

My Thesaurus 
is my world
of alternate worlds.

As a child I gazed
in awe at the many
shelves stocked
with book at the
library.  I wondered
if anyone had read
them all.

in her eyes
he could read all the words
she could not say

                 His friend Bob bought a dictionary
                    to increase his vocabulary.
                     Look here, Fred, Bob said,
                      at the word 'spoon-fed'.
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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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7 Responses to “a world of words”

  1. poetrybydebi says:

    These are all clever. I, too, wondered if anyone had read all the books in the library. Then, I got older and realized not all books are worth the time but enough are to keep me at it.


  2. Jules says:

    I remember talking to an elder lady who had a very extensive home library – some walls up to the ceiling. She mentioned that when she had her cleaning people come in she only required them to dust up to about 8 feet… Maybe all the way once or twice a year. I thought of the Vatican library of all those gilded books – never read. And then all the Little Free Libraries where books are exchanged quite reqularlly. I’d rather go to those Little Free Libraries. 😀

    Fun reads.


  3. Misky says:

    I love the first one. Very clever.


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