Waiting

The dust-covered book
sits silently on the table
waiting to be dusted
and read

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The Meeting the Bar prompt at dVerse Poets Pub yesterday was to write a poem in the style of imagism. I immediately thought of the above short bit of verse.

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18 responses to “Waiting

  1. LOVE the idea of a book waiting for me! (The reading part, not the dusting. I am terrible at dusting.)

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    • I’m not a fan of dusting, either, though I recently reorganized my bedroom library space and dusted a few books and book shelves. I’ve picked up and started reading at least two of those now-dusted books. 🙂

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  2. Book signed by
    Pope.. XPriest
    Grandfather’s
    Book.. Yellow
    Boy sits
    atop
    book..
    wife
    says
    scram..
    i say..
    if Yellow
    Boy is not
    that book
    there is no
    God but pages
    in a book.. that’s
    a parable my friend
    and more than
    simple
    imagery
    reServed
    for now..:)

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  3. Sadly I have a stack of books that are gathering dust…my reading has taken a back seat to writing lately. But I’ll be dusting them off soon. 🙂

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  4. perfect image you drawn in words

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  5. Strong image here…makes me want to do some reading (must I dust first?)

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  6. aww…don’t keep it waiting for long…it has secrets to tell 🙂

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  7. I hope it doesn’t wait much longer! 🙂

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  8. I have a few waiting. Perhaps if I start looking at the book’s perspective, I will start reading.

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  10. And I’m guessing it’s not your Bible. :0) Reminds me of an ancient dictionary my parents had when they had this place–it must weigh 20 pounds, but I love to browse it.

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  11. I think books have a mind of their own.. Waiting to be read. Love that

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  12. Ha, I have a few books like that!

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