Tell Us Your Story: "A Novel's Novelty"
Finalist 11 of 14
I book a bookish barge to rescue me from tempests of the day,
On rhythmic ripples of wordy waves that keep but silent for a rustled voice,
But if I listen keenly, new shores I do sight without delay,
And the harbor for my fantasies is always, quite some novel choice.
My listening then turns inward, like the Buddha's, in a meditative state of mind,
Showing me earlier lives at every turn as a doctor or Olympian,
But karma wasn't why they're blind1, rather, they let their humanity shine,
They were sightless seers in their day and role models for all today; each a champion.
Though all sunny seasons imagined on wintery nights must give way to extremity,
Though time robs minutes from my reading and reverie with other cares,
To dream is not a timely liability, and blindness isn't a true disability,
And my moments of muse aren't compassed by time thanks to the care of people at Book-share.2
So in a feverish, fluttering flurry I'll read much more than I otherwise can, because I can,
So with a vision of them in me and me in them, I'll have high hopes of where I should stand
1 At the time this was composed, I was primarily reading biographies and memoirs about icons of the blind community.
2 A hyphen is added to accent the second syllable for the rhyme.
- Bookshare Breaks Down Barriers
- My Best Bookshare Memory
- Bookshare Has Changed My Life
- Five Stars
- The Edge Of A Reading Chair
- An Appreciative Member
- I Can Read Anywhere
- The Bookshare Bunch
- Knowledge is Power
- Twilight at 2 AM
- A Novel's Novelty
- No Fear To Read
- Carmella's Quest