A Book That Is Not A Book [Poem]

The worst part of any book
is almost always the binding.
This is not to say
there are not beautiful books
hidden between charming covers.

Rather, the binding is a crook,
that steals by confining,
confounding every page
with a thousand stories overlooked
by those ever opposed lovers.

I yearn to read just one book
unbound from its bindings,
that can life’s chaos convey.
A book that is neither a book,
nor governed by cover-sown shutters.

At DVerse, the prompt today is to write a poem that’s loosely based on French ideals and culture OR
to write a poem using the poetic form “Rimas Dissolutas.”

Photo by Florian Klauer on Unsplash



15 thoughts on “A Book That Is Not A Book [Poem]

  1. Oh my heart this is incredibly deep and poignant. I especially love and resonate with; “I yearn to read just one book unbound from its bindings, that can life’s chaos convey.” Yes! Thank you so much for writing to the challenge. 💝💝

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  2. You are so right. The bindings, the title, both conspire to misrepresent and inhibit. I love to pick a book at random to overcome enticing preconceptions. I read for what I find inside and what I imagine it means. And then there is the question of how to read the book of life?

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