Posts tagged ‘books’

May 2, 2021

Treasure Trove II

by Jem Croucher
I get lost in a good bookshop
they are like a treasure trove
and fortunately Lewes town
has them in spades and droves

So of a Wednesday morning
with the sunshine proving warm
we drove there for a browsing
which for us has been the norm

And in a darkened basement
I found Nirvana waiting there
shelves of ancient volumes
just waiting there to share

their secrets with the reader
who will in their pages find
the treasures that I speak of
for the soul and for the mind

Yes, I get lost in a good bookshop
for with patience and good measure
I know that every time I come
I'll find a waiting treasure.

December 12, 2020

Pilgrim’s Progress

by Jem Croucher

Found a copy of the ‘Progress’
it was just three ninety-nine
from the Oxfam shop in Worthing
thought, ‘I’d like that to be mine’

So I gave the lady waiting
the price there on the back
and took the volume home with me
to place on my bookrack

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July 21, 2018


by Venkat

buckets brimless, bumble
brains bookless, babble
baked boneless, beliefs borne
bare bones, blessed books bind

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August 31, 2017

My Favorite Book

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Of all the books I love to read,
There’s one I especially favor.

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June 7, 2017

Last Day (1) – Senryu

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Students in the halls
Lockers clang open and shut.
Shouts of joy resound.

June 6, 2017

Almost Done (Senryu)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Final exam week
Students pore over their notes
Time for the test

August 17, 2016

Let This Poem Remember Me

by Renwick Berchild

Let this room remember me. Let it fill with my scent.

The scent of valerian root, chardonnay, the air of musk and smoke,
damp moss upon the old tombstone, the wet sapling pine.

The late evening sun is the day’s last attempt to sway me.
She spills her warmest rays over the peacock rug, subjugates herself and genuflects
over the altars, over my desk and kitchen countertop.

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May 27, 2016


by Morgan



Portal of Temptation and Guise,

Ruse of Splendid Intrepidity,

Conveyance into the Unknown Beyond,

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May 14, 2016

in a room with over-sized books

by John S

In a room with over-sized books
and a dungy wing-back chair,
I am invited to sit

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February 13, 2016

Step Beyond

by Morgan

Step Beyond


Step Beyond the Real

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January 15, 2016

Prompting Pages

by Morgan





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September 4, 2015

Visions Overlooked

by Dorinda Duclos

Magic words reveal themselves

From pages of a book

Written once, so long ago

These visions overlooked

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March 7, 2015


by Lakshmi

to all the books i didn’t read
their spines unbent, their worlds uncharted,
to all the maps i never opened
to trawl through dusty cities and temple ruins

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March 5, 2015

summer poet

by amongmyfrivolousthoughts

She strung words together
Glass beads on a necklace
Weaving a weeping tapestry
Fingers bird-boned, nimble

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February 18, 2015

whiskey in a teacup

by amongmyfrivolousthoughts

He met her at a bookstore
Lost in millions of books and
Tangled in a thousand lives
She wore ugly red glasses
With mismatched old shoes
She seemed at first glance
To be just another lost girl
She was a thin golden slice

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February 16, 2015

summer romance

by amongmyfrivolousthoughts

You’re a cool breeze
On a burning summers day
My antidote to pain
You take it all away

In a classroom of monotony
A lazy daydream to flit time
In a world full of darkness
A golden day, sublime

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December 14, 2014

Quite chuffed

by Jem Croucher


Walking home through Worthing
Having had a Cornish ale
I happen chanced upon a sign
‘The Worthing library sale’

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December 6, 2014

~ Insatiable ~

by A. L. O'Prunty


Neath the covers with flashlight glow
I’d read until the light dimmed low
‘The Readers Digest’ handed down
A plethora of words there to be found

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August 6, 2014

Life from the armchair

by Devina

I’ve sat here for what seems forever

The chair carries an imprint of me

Of rainy days and cups of tea

Of breezy sunny days and a pile of  books on my lap

Oh the places I went, the scents I breathed

The friends I made, the men I have loved

All in the palm of these two trembling hands

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April 13, 2013

Ink siren: Nonet

by Devina

Poetry challenge. Nonet.

Within the pages of the book, now

I see the world the ink paints me

Oh that such wonders exist

Great dragons, magic, sprites

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December 12, 2012

Books: Acrostic poem

by Devina

(Source unknown)

(Source unknown)

B– Best friends at arms reach, teaching, listening, consoling.

O– Over the borders of reality they take us to a realm where ‘impossible’ is taboo.

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October 12, 2012


by Author

I shall die before i read
even one percent of the
books written.The words
that come out
of your mouth and
all the times you quote
satiates me.

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June 23, 2012

Meet the poets.

by Harry

Meet the poets is a new page with a photo of all the poets and where they are from.

I hope you all enjoy it. If you think i should add anything to it, please comment.


EDIT, this page has changed to ” The Authors

June 18, 2012

New author.

by Harry

I would like to welcome Christine to our band of authors.

I’m sure many of you will already know Christine from her poetry blog     Journey into poetry

June 16, 2012


by Devina



The smell of pages

Sweet, calming,

compelling, charming and calling.

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