There’s Work to be Done…but Poetry is SUCH Fun!

Writing 201: Poetry, Day Six — Faces, Found Poetry, Chiasmus
(what the heck is Chiasmus?)

just a few books
just a few books

            Booksellers Lament

Books in order means order in books
to find them is the key
with thousands of books the ONE that is wanted
is the one nowhere to be found.

Well, it MUST be somewhere unless it was sold!

If order is everything and if everything is in order
the book business thrives, sporadically
(at least theoretically)
but only if you’re listing, they keep insisting
books on the shelves can’t sell themselves

an order’s an order but books MUST be in order
to fill the order–when there’s an order to fill.



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13 responses to “There’s Work to be Done…but Poetry is SUCH Fun!”

  1. Bushka Avatar

    Delightfully beautifully…..certainly nothing lamentable about this one. I love it…but I would, wouldn’t I? 😉

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      so supportive you are…:-) thanks. I’m beginning to think in rhyme…my son says I’m weird, my husband said I was nuts. I’d not be any other way.

      1. Bushka Avatar

        Some of us are often ‘misunderstood’….Creative people are. 😉

      2. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        so true. they tell me they never know what I’m talking about, this is true,, I am a terrible talker, if I really want to be understood I have to write.

  2. Misky Avatar

    Clever piece!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks, I appreciate that. this one is a chide to my conscious…get to work it says. ha ha

  3. LDG luciledegodoy Avatar

    It’s great! Chiasmus is tough, isn’t it? You made it.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks, I wasn’t sure. I guess I never had a poetry writing class before…too much fun!

      1. LDG luciledegodoy Avatar

        I never had either and that’s why I’m here but to have fun as well.

      2. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        I’m going to miss the class.

      3. LDG luciledegodoy Avatar

        I’m already missing it!! I couldn’t follow the last 4 days due to illness, but did all last assignments today.

  4. calensariel Avatar

    But that’s half the love of having bookshelves. At least for me. I Love playing library with my books! Nice job.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      I have seen books arranged by color…is that fun or what? My inventory is strictly numerical in order, but my personal library is topical.

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