"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Drops of Ink

Longing by KingaBritschgi on DeviantArt

Flushed cheeks,
beating heart,
eyes consuming
words at the
speed of imagery….
I peer unashamed
through a keyhole cut
from an author’s blood.

Inside a book
there are no
frenzied clocks
ticking life into
digital slots…
only the mana
of escape crafted
from drops of ink.

Pages draw my eyes
to a horizon I never
thought I’d see.
It is a world I can explore
from a lamp lit corner
unconcerned I prefer
seclusion to the cacophony
of voices stealing patience
by a theater of absurd.  

 ©Susie Clevenger 2016


Jim said...

Nice, Susie. I always like to see how the prompter does with his/her own prompt. Thank your for it. I had another view but the kiddies who read my blog might get ideas.
This was neat, I am trying to think which author I would like to visit. Mark Twain or Charles Dickens (right now I'm reading Leslie Meier). It would work for an artist as well.

brudberg said...

I feel the library is a set of doors... different worlds waiting to be discovered... fantastic selection.. exactly what we had as theme for the book of short stories.

Toni said...

Very nice. Inspires me to go tell my books how much they mean to me; some of my best friends!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Excellent! Reading is my lifelong pleasure, and books I still buy with abandon. These damned ebooks pile up quickly, though! Yes, I'd rather read than talk to 95 out of 100 people, and I love reading you.

Mama Zen said...

I totally wish that I had written this! So cool!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, so excellently said!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a clever comparison.. looking through a key-hole into the author's world.

Gillena Cox said...

"only the mana
of escape crafted
from drops of ink."

luv so much those precious lines

much love...

Outlawyer said...

Escape sounds good to me, and the lovely corner presented here-- a perfect keyhole. Thanks, Susie. k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh yes, I love those escapes!

Carol Campbell said...

Books are paradise and libraries are the paradise of paradises! Wonderful.

Margaret said...

Only the mana of escape. That's delicious. I also used drops of ink to inspire a title for my new blog of "completed" poems. Added "black" - it's on my side bar. As always - good stuff.

Hannah said...

Oh yes! Exquisite and I love the metaphor for your keyhole!

Thank you for the challenge, Susie!!

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