Sunday, 7 February 2016

Lost in the Pages

Darkness comes
lapping then rolling -
enfolding the room
with the lamp and the book
where I settle and wander
amongst the pages and pages
to weep and to shutter
to gasp and to mutter
to wander and wander
until I am lost -
for ages and ages -
wonderfully wandering
lost in the pages. 

note:  posted for Poets United.

photos:  Lost in the Pages (bookcase shot - McLeod's Bookstore on Pender in Van.) - W. Bourke 

© 2016 Wendy Bourke

22 comments:

  1. Best way to lose oneself...in the pages of a good book!

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  2. I think this is a place to be lost in... I love the thought of immersing myself in pages... Wonderful use of rhymes,

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  3. Sounds like heaven - the rhyme and hints of darkness reminded me of Poe - the magic of words is well, magic!

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  4. Nothing better than to lose oneself in the pages of a good book :D

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  5. Books are a great comfort, I am married to them but still they won't bring my slippers.

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  6. You have described the joy of getting lost in a good book. Some books are just read, and others are entered into. You described the latter. Makes me yearn to escape into a goooooood book right now.

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  7. yeah...the best place to be lost...

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  8. The spot in the photo looks so cozy!!!! I adore being lost in the pages........

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  9. I love your description of the descending night....and oh how lovely to be lost in pages!

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  10. this describes those late late nights when I'm all caught up in a frightful or thrilling read. thank you.

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  11. wonderfully flowing sequence! love to be lost in pages.

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  12. I like to wander lost in the pages of a good book. I could curl up and escape into the magic of words.

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  13. Oh, I love the feel of this.....so cozy, just like curling up with a good book.

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  14. me too - such a comfy read!

    were the photos taken in your house?

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    1. The sofa is in our den/guest bedroom. The bookcase is from my favorite bookstore.

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  15. I like your style very much. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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  16. Curling around together with a book is having someone dear to keep one company. It is most invigorating!

    Hank

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  17. Wendy,

    You've described a perfect day connected in all ways to books and time to read and enjoy!
    Eileen

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  18. Ahh...this kind of getting lost is like good medicine--and I prescribe it to myself often!

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  19. Fine! Now stop your wandering and go make supper eh! ;-) hehehe.
    Just kidding; I did enjoy the piece.
    ZQ

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