16 May 2011

Walk Into The Light?

No covers
can disguise the light
of wisdom
streaming from
between proud pages of books
which safeguard knowledge.

Thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for this picture prompt, made for bookworms the world over. I heard it shout 'Shadorma!' to me...Perhaps I should explain, that's the syllabic poetic form which has six lines in 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables.

30 comments:

  1. Oh I don't believe it! I never read the magpie tales of others before I write, but your blog popped up on my list as the most recent blog roll post and I wanted to reply before heading into this week's Magpie adventure. Who knew, you've done your magic lighting up the dark as usual. I love your shadorma and tricky photo!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is amazing. I love the negative effect on the photo. Love it! My Magpie: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/open-book/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Finely penned. I think this is a prompt near and dear to the writer's heart.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Indeed they do safeguard knowledge. Quite unlike the new technology that threatens to limit our access to that knowledge!

    Rick

    ReplyDelete
  5. your words truly inspire.
    superb magpie.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow I love what you did here. Shadorma what an interesting effect and it works beautifully with your prose.

    ReplyDelete
  7. yes indeed.
    what would we do without them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And how they safeguard the knowledge and more... beautifully penned.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Excellent words, especially in safeguarding knowledge.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Isn't that the truth! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Full of wisdom and you always present a hauntingly different photo..keep it up!

    ReplyDelete
  12. as always,love your perspective on the prompt.
    It is one of the things I look forward to on Magpie day :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love this!!!! Love what you did with the photo too!!! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Another AWESOME job with the photo and your talented poetry!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I had to google 'shadorma' - knowledge found via the net sometimes work but I prefer my knowledge bound in books.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like 'the light of wisdom'. Quite a taxing poetry form, I should think, but you've maintained a rhythm throughout.

    ReplyDelete
  17. So true.

    ps...pleased I'm not the only one who 'tampers' with the prompt pics - only you make a more artistic job of it than I do....!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Shadorma, but no shadows. Nice!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Dear Jinksy: Very creative shadowrama. The polarization effect is so cool! Love how books "safeguard knowledge" this is excellent and true! Books are bound as people are bound to books calling us "Bookies"?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Short but good.Like what you did with the photo.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hey Jinksy,
    The Shadorma form is spot on !
    Love it !

    Want to thank you for the comments too, it is a plaesure to be your 100th, your blog rocks !!

    ENJOY
    JL&B

    ReplyDelete
  22. Jinksy,
    Well authored my lady.
    So much pleasure to be found on those shelves.
    rel

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love it--you've really mastered the form, and I love the way you "played" with the picture to illustrate your point.

    ReplyDelete