Your Reading Room

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I've always had a soft spot for the library. Good things have happened for me within those four walls.

Your Reading Room

Taking me to your reading room

Where you keep your story books

In the shadowed corner, fearful ones

With green-eyed frightening looks

 

Over on the sunny side

You keep such comedies

As is want for passtimes gently spent

Before a window’s open breeze

 

By the cold forbidding northern wall

You keep all life’s tragedies

And all the very worst them

Must be read while on your knees

 

But over to the warming south

Burns your hearth’s salvation fires

The safe repose for love poems

And your unfulfilled desires

 

Take me to your reading room

Let me linger there with you

I’ll let you turn each private page

For the honor of the view

 

Read, please read, for me all evening

Until I fall asleep

Let dreams of dragons you have seen,

Demand my eyes also weep

 

As I turn in your soft embrace

Let me hear your hopeful laugh

For of all that I could learn from you

I’ve scarcely touched the half

 

When the silent dawn light enters

Let me feel your warming skin

For I’m sensing nascent lyrics

Begin their new song from within

 

Wake me then, before your hearth fire

To a day of sun or cloud, and

Speak such sacred secret stirrings

That only whispers are allowed. 

 

And when confessions have their end

As we tarry by that fire

Let me read your body’s untold story

In telltale eloquent desire.

 

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Tempestlady commented on Your Reading Room

12-16-2010

My husband likes that i read, he finds it opens my mind to new ideas and him too....I have always dreamed of having enough room to have a library for all of my books. This had a wonderful rhythm, and entrancing rhyme and a message that should be significant for all time. Lovely write. Write on.....

HarverTomsson

12/16/2010

I so much appraciate your affirmations, Harv

Mareann commented on Your Reading Room

12-16-2010

Finding those cherished moments to share with a significant other, for more than a quick fix seems to be dwindling with time and age. It's a different world we live in today. A quiet reading room to drift off into fantasy land seems mighty nice these days.

HarverTomsson

12/16/2010

Thank you for stopping by my reading room for a bit. Harv

MindNumbing commented on Your Reading Room

12-16-2010

As I read this, I could see myself snuggled up in a library recliner, delving into the limitless selections. This makes me want to leave work right now and do exactly that, Harv. Beautifully written!

HarverTomsson

12/16/2010

Ah the fuzzy logic of poetry... I was hoping the reader would understand that the reading room was inside the mind. . . .but enjoy your next trip to the library, too. Harv

HarverTomsson

12/16/2010

My psych prof in college used to say, "We have taken the fig leaf off the gentials, and placed it over the mind." By that he meant that casual sex was creating a barrior to true intimacy. I was writing to express that desire for intimacy must be prioritized over "the hook up." thanks again for reading and be well. Harv

MindNumbing

12/16/2010

Ya know, my brain always tends to process things literally upon 1st or even 2nd read... then after I've started to absorb things I see the different layers and potential meanings. I've read this a few more times after reading your comment and the depth is astonishing. Thanks for the clarification. Your psych prof was a genious ;)

MindNumbing

12/16/2010

OH THE IRONY of my mispelled 'genius'... haha!! sorry :)

icu2 commented on Your Reading Room

12-15-2010

Beautiful! Just beautiful. Gives one a desire to wrap up in a cozy blanket and read the night away. Nice work.

HarverTomsson

12/15/2010

Just pick your partner, it is for their benefit, too. Harv

carynontherhine commented on Your Reading Room

12-15-2010

This write will be one of my favorites for long time to come. I absolutely love libraries. I could see myself as the girl in the poem and the ending just rocked my world for a moment. Let me read you body's untold story in telltale eloquent desire. I just loved it and thanks for this write. I think I shall fill out an application for librarian. I do believe I would make a good one. Hugz

HarverTomsson

12/15/2010

For someone caught speechless (for awhile) ya dun good, girl. Brush up on your decimals. LOL Ya gotta keep Dewey happy. Harv

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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