Lyric Fire: Book Lust

lost in a story

sinking down between pages

ink covered hands

shake & tremble

leaning into language

stumbling over sentences

tears drop staining the commas

blurring the separation between fiction & life

covered in stanzas

soaked in diameter

rushing, running, flipping

through the time-line

you sit inanimately on the window sill

but still invade my thoughts

sending me softly into a deep pleasure state

rousing my reverie

i never want you to end

 

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Oct 2, 2011 | Posted by in Blog, Tamstarz Poetry | 12 comments

Comments (12 Responses)

  1. Ravenmyth says:

    I could not agree with you more Tameka…I too love books, the smell of them, the feel of them, the texture of the pages…and yes, the stories within. Your post echos your phrase ” Sinking down between pages”…love your style…

  2. It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
    Victor Hugo
    Beautifully written…once in a while I get a chance to open your blog,for some reason unknown,and today happened to be a good one,and I could view your post.

  3. Roy Durham says:

    very well pined. think will not dry but will run whit the tear i will cry of joy. thank you for a beautiful poem god bless

  4. If I didn’t have dust allergies I might be found cuddling with a book instead of my Blackberry. lol
    This was beautiful Tameka, books give us something that few humans ever do… a constant place to call home.
    My daughter agrees with you @Raven. She has never owned a Kindle or used one but, she tells me constantly that she never wants one. She’d much rather have a book to cling to.

  5. Thanks Raven! I was listening to some music this morning and this poured out. Love your visits to Lyric Fire!
    Alpana, I’m so sorry my blog gives you trouble with access! I’m glad you were able to visit today. Such a beautiful quote by Victor Hugo. Thanks for stopping by. I miss your writing as well dear. I haven’t seen any posts by you in a while.
    Roy, thank you! What a lovely verse! So happy with the love this post has inspired. I guess we are all suckers for book lust/love!
    Hey Jenni, sorry you have allergies! I can’t lie, I do have the Kindle app on my phone and do read some books on it, but I love the feel of books in my lap and hands. Turning the pages feels better than swiping the screen. Sometimes I cheat on books with the Kindle, but I’d never divorce books! Never!

  6. In my jiffy of disdains
    Wen everyone left ma side
    It was my cup of mocha n my buddies Books by ma side…
    Nice one TAM!!!

  7. Andy says:

    Hello.
    You really love books, don’t you.(lol).
    I’d rather a good old book over a kindle any day! (lol)
    Lovely expressions.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Unchain My Heart

  8. Ha! Ha! I hear you Manisha! Book lovers never go to bad alone! I READ that somewhere once! Cheers!

  9. Yes, Andy! Can’t you tell? Thanks for the visit. I will be making the blog rounds during the week and look forward to your offerings. Enjoy your day!

  10. KalpanaS says:

    love the rhythm of the lines and the seductive power of words in your poem.
    ”blurring the separation between fiction & life
    covered in stanzas
    soaked in diameter
    rushing, running, flipping
    through the time-line” wow!

  11. Matthew says:

    It’s a big brother to the Amazon Kindle that we know and love and is a direct competitor to BlackBerry’s PlayBook and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. As well as that larger iPad 2 thing, of course.

  12. Hi Matthew. Electronic devices can never compete with books. As much as I LOVE the bells and whistles, a book will always be my friend. 🙂

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