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October 13, 2015


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

by Gradmama2011

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.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oct 13 2015

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

    • Oct 13 2015

      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.

      • Oct 13 2015

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

      • Oct 13 2015

        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. Oct 13 2015

    Clever piece!

    • Oct 13 2015

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

  3. Oct 13 2015

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

    • Oct 13 2015

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

      • Oct 13 2015

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

      • Oct 14 2015

        I’m going to miss the class.

      • Oct 16 2015

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

  4. Oct 13 2015

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

    • Oct 13 2015

      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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