Monday, 16 May 2011

Please Put Down the Book


                                                             Please put down the book
                                                             you’re reading now,
                                                             and gently close its pages.
                                                             So no harm shall come
                                                             to damage its cold thought.

                                                             Look up.  Please, look up and see,
                                                             what little there is left of me
                                                             to resurrect the days
                                                             where you felt loved.

                                                             ©James Rainsford 2011

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  1. You've packed a lot of meaning into a short poem. Very cleverly written.

  2. Very clever and meaningfully put. My potluck:

  3. this is melancholy, but with a little hope and kindness still mixed in. so gentle and sad.

  4. Ouch. Timidly scorching words.

  5. Ah, this feels so love affair with books.

  6. Very sweet, but quite sad also. Makes one think! Thank you for sharing, James.

  7. connection physics
    state that energy equals
    time spent together


    I empathize with this. Excellent flow and feel in a small amount of words. Great poem! :D

  8. Sad, but beautifully written.
    Thanks for sharing, James.

    P.S. I love the show "One Foot In The Grave". Living here in the States, I only get to see it once in a while, as I'm usually working when it's aired.


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