Bibliophile, Philosophia

by sibyllene   Sep 30, 2010


A million worlds
inhabit a single stretch of bookshelf

the letters, clicked like tongues onto the pages,
spell out words - stretch
into sentences, swell into paragraphs,
arch into myth.

These tales: merely
crystallizations of thought,

and all
the heady dreams,
the scratched out chapters,
the daydreams spawned of idle minds...
the worlds beyond the words...
those remain, uncaptured,
pulling at the line like caught fish
turning free and restricted
around the trapped syntax.

Hidden behind the pristine letters
are the madnesses of authors-
every nightmare of their sleep,
the imprint of every kiss on their lips,
every memory of light, red through their eyelids.

Under each line of poetry
a sensual pulse seethes, heated and serpentine
like a pear left by the window on a warm day,
infused with the sun's heat,
ripening and rotting into juicy sweetness.

And to understand this,
to sense it in your heart
while leafing through pages white and still...
Oh, to touch a word is to touch worlds.

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  • 3 months ago

    by chandelier

    Wow! This is truly amazing

  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  • 5 years ago

    by Exostosis

    This is indeed a master piece. Had stumbled upon it a while back and found it now. Had to comment.

    Such vividity and brilliance integrated within a subtle structure, can only produce someone this astounding. Unable to pick a favorite. A beautiful composition. Stellar.

  • 7 years ago

    by Nicko

    A masterful piece by a masterly wordsmith

    Your words capture like a butterfly in a web, opening a world of your creation for all to see, holding us still till the very end.

    "And to understand this,
    to sense it in your heart
    while leafing through pages white and still...
    Oh, to touch a word is to touch worlds."

    Your last stanza sums up this piece for me wonderfully. Beautiful work Sibs, well done.

    Nicko

  • 7 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    This is a very powerful piece..which deserves to be noticed a lot more than this..
    ur wording was really gd...i found nothing to even pick up!..the words u chose was 100 % suitable..the title was catchy and in a way and another new on stage..

    gd vocabs, not really big yet strong.
    this is added to my favs.
    5/5impressing!

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