Books

Thanks to Suzanne Olivante for the image prompt.

For today’s prompt, write a senses poem. That is, write a poem that uses one or more of your senses. Smell, taste, touch, sound, sight, or even a sixth sense. Focus in on one of them or try to incorporate them all.

skyline-861955_640.jpg

Books

The green of a mown lawn
in summer calms some people.
The incessant hum of a city
at night excites others.
For me the musty smell
of old books both soothes
and invigorates.

Turn me loose in a library
or used book store
and I’ll be contented
for days. I’ll wander
the stacks looking
for old friends
and making new ones.
Caress the dark leather bindings.
Open the ancient tomes,
brittle pages scratching.
Dust sneezes and paper cuts
are the price of admission
to our past

because there is still no better way
to record a man’s thoughts
than the printed word.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker was born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough, North Carolina where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Books

  1. Pingback: Mom’s birthday flan – ….Bilocalalia….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s