Sunday, April 8, 2018

Poetry Month: Tomorrow's Treasure 8 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

This morning, I read an article Holly Meuller posted called, "Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time To Read."  It reminded me of the post I wrote during the Slice of Life Challenge titled, "Books I Haven't Read."  I decided there surely had to be a poem here somewhere so I thought I'd give it a try.  Let's face it, we all have books we haven't read resting on our shelves and hiding on our eReaders.

Tomorrow's Treasure

Resting
on the shelf.
Peppered
between books
lucky enough
to have been
chosen.

Waiting
in the eReader.
Purchased
from recommendation,
in weakness.
Hoping to be
next.

Calling
to me
from its humble
space.
"Pick me."
"I'm your next
read."

Whispering
the answers
it holds,
the secrets
of characters,
the endless
possibility.

Tantalizing
treasure,
Priceless promise.
Purchased book, unread.
Anticipated.
Tomorrow's book
selected.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018




3 comments:

  1. You've been to our house, right? We LIVE this poem!!

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  2. "Priceless Promise Purchased" says so much about our books. I hear mine calling, too.

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  3. Like Mary Lee, I feel like I live this poem! Right now, I have at least 50 books, including four professional books that I am absolutely going to get read this summer, that I have not even started. I wish I had an ereader, so they were not in messy piles all over my house. And they really are "tantalizing treasures and "priceless and promised." Holy cow!

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