Friday, January 4, 2013

Read a Good Book Lately?

The Trifextra challenge this weekend is to write a story or poem based upon the structure of our planet with a core, molten middle and a crusty exterior.     I immediately thought of hard cover books and came up with the following.  Hope you like it.  Happy New Year everyone!



Read a Good Book Lately?

Between the covers of any great book;

the molten passion of the author's heart,
the explosive force of an original idea,

creating mountains of thought,
lighting the darkness,

the landscape reborn
by books.

28 comments:

  1. That is a remarkable idea!

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  2. Thanks, Joe. I appreciate your comment. :)

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  3. I like that you used the prompt to refer to books. Very creative.

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  4. I agree with Joe! It's interesting to see where our minds lead us when faced with imagery.

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  5. Thanks, Tara and Corinne. I am thankful for your comments.

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  6. I like this idea...such an original take on the prompt!

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  7. Thanks, Janna. I am grateful for your comments.

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  8. Oh wow, that was really creative! Love your response to the challenge!

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  9. How unique!Amazing,how you thought about this Tom,loved it!

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  10. Thank you, Kim and Atreyee. I am happy that you enjoyed my work. I appreciate your comments very much.

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  11. yes, indeedy. I get pretty immersed into whatever I am reading. Then I take a step back as I close the final page - take a deep cleansing breath - and go on to the next in line. :) Love this.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. There's just something about reading a good book, eh? I appreciate the time you took to offer me a comment.

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  12. Lovely, and working hard to be just that kind of author. Can't beat a good book.
    dk

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I'd love to be that kind of author, too. For now, the odd moment of competence is all I can hope for but, one day.................:)

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  13. Love your take on the prompt! Beautiful choice of words - perfect imagery to describe the experience of reading a great book.

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  14. Thank you very much. So happy you enjoyed my work. :)

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  15. Perfect idea! You hit a sweet spot with me. There aren't a lot if things I love more than books. Well, my family, but...

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  16. Books were another idea of mine, although I was going for the whole "carved out section to hide stuff" idea. I didn't think I could do it in 33 words. You did something better in 33 words than I could! (:

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    1. Thanks, my friend. This has been a fun challenge.

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  17. I like the thought of books painted like shapes of landscapes--very interesting take!

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  18. Thanks, Kelly, Linda and Sandra! Glad you got what I was going for with this poem. It was fun to create.

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  19. Gorgeous. I love this: "the explosive force of an original idea." And as a bookworm myself (aren't we all, though?), your piece is something I can totally relate to.

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  20. Thank you very much. Your words mean a lot. I am glad that you enjoyed this piece so much.

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