#Maydays Prompt – Books


Today’s #maydays prompt – books.

They sit upon my shelves

Repositories of knowledge

Escapes into fantasy

Rollicking tales of adventure

Calming tomes of meditation.

They are part of my life

From childhood I buried myself

Inside the words of great authors

Sailed the seas, visited new and exotic places

Fell in love with heroines

And dreamed of emulating heroes.

There are factual tales

Tales of the imagination

Written to entice and enthral.

Harry Potter sits along side Douglas Adams

With Fawkner, Keats and Poe

Holding their own against

The modern young and prolific scribes

Who delight and sometimes disappoint

But always intrigue and fascinate.

My love of magic, fact and absurdity

Sit comfortably hand in hand.


Written for: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/maydays-prompt-books/

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7 Responses to #Maydays Prompt – Books

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Like this poem a lot. I think you imply a sort of magic which can be found in books.
    Great take Michael!

    • Michael says:

      I think so Mandi, the magic takes all forms from fantasy or action, I think anything that takes you into the mind of the writer is a magical moment…..

  2. KL Caley says:

    Great post, Michael. I love the collection and as Mandi says the sense of magic you weave so well into the poem. Very well done! KL ❤

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  4. jademwong says:

    Now this is a tribute to books ❤ Love the references, love the affection that's present throughout the poem, and love the way you weaved the old classics with the new 🙂

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