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Well Worn Words

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Well Worn Words


Voices are low, where the dust motes unfold Non-descript jackets, and paper-back shores Classics of old, or a best-seller's gold Renaissance bookstore, with bent spinal core Latitude shelves, bouyant with multitudes Autographed copies, fiction and lore Chapters reread, opened with gratitude Mouldy with knowledge, slumbering fiction Sung once again, birthing new attitudes Language and diction, viewed with conviction I find new adventure, swimming through waves Love's old persuation, claims my addiction A place to spend time and stroll down a maze find some conclusion, and leave in a daze
__________________________________________________________________ Terza Rima Sonnet #4 Philosophical Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 1:00:00 PM

    Carrie! Congrats on your great win and well written poem. G.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:07:00 AM

    Very Wonderful write. Congrats on the win, carrie

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 6:26:00 PM

    Carrie, I just love everything you write and I guess others do to.. Another incredible Win!

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:28:00 PM

    Beautiful and congratulations on the win... Verlena

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:58:00 PM

    - A wonderful poem posted for Giorgio A.V. contest - "Impress me with a small poem III" - Congratulations on your win, Carrie !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:55:00 PM

    oh I do so love book stores. Probably I prefer the modern ones to the older ones that this beautiful poem describes, but awesome books reside in both kind. Craig should love this one.

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 11:11:00 AM

    Carrie, your work seems always fully researched and detail conscious. This is a beautiful tribute to something that is being attacked by electronic bytes and pieces that will never capture the essence of aged words of pleasant wisdom... Sweetheart, You can be doubly proud of this one... Love ya..... Jake

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 10:04:00 PM

    Great poem, I have been in love with books since my first memories, thanks for sharing Peter

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:54:00 AM

    - Thank you for your beautiful poem, Carrie !- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 9:49:00 AM

    this is just lovely, Carrie - I'd be in paradise in such a place : )

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 11:57:00 AM

    I have yet to try this form out- you've inspired me though! Such a beautiful and well crafted poem, but that goes for all of your poetry, of course. ;) Hugs!

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 10:27:00 AM

    I love books as well. The problem is that there are so many good ones and not enough time to read as you mentioned with the daze. Exceptional poem here; I can imagine shelves filled with well worn words, antique caches of wisdom, knowledge from the multitudes who have gone before. Hmph, I'll have to read a book now! "The Innocents Abroad", I think.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:16:00 PM

    This held my attention good. A need for a serene sense of logic & understanding. I loved this!

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:22:00 PM

    There's nothing like the smell of old pages of 'well worn words' wafting along the book shelves. A nice pen.