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The Book

The book came alive, wept,
Dragged him in,
Pointing out its sorrow –

The book let him sleep on its pages,
Caressed his hair,
Mothered him:

The Book opened out its wings,
Let him Fly,
Let him weep out his sorrow,
Its sorrow,
The Book
Was All-Consuming:

When he emerged at last, ruffle-haired,
The Book disowned him –
And they were divorced:
But the Book’s knowledge stayed with him,
Still does:
The Book was Proud,
And so was He,
And They Never Talked About It Again.

8/5/00

A book can be all-consuming – but when we’ve finished reading it we discard it, and don’t usually reread it again. But something from that book remains with us.

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By Anonymous Sun Apr 15th 2012 at 12:58 pm  

its soooo weird i mean would anyone do that?

By giana Flores Wed Apr 21st 2010 at 4:30 pm  

i dont like it its boring

By lauren Sat Feb 20th 2010 at 1:59 pm  

Dont really understand it but i really like the way that it makes you wanna jump in

By Hi Wed Nov 18th 2009 at 8:56 pm  

good its what a book makes me feel

By Anonymous Thu Nov 12th 2009 at 7:37 pm  

hate it

By anonymous Thu Apr 23rd 2009 at 2:27 pm  

absolutely….boring..doesnt make any sense whatsoever

By denise Tue Apr 14th 2009 at 7:29 am  

GOOD JOB!! But make sure you do it better next time..

By LUCY Mon Mar 30th 2009 at 8:46 am  

NICE WORK!

By JELOISA Wed Feb 25th 2009 at 7:53 am  

HAVE A NICE IMAGINATION .BUT NOT THAT MUCH NICE.YOU CAN DO BETTER .NICE WORK!

By Anonymous Fri Feb 20th 2009 at 9:47 am  

OMG! YOU ARE VERY WEIRD GOSH

By Anonymous Tue Feb 17th 2009 at 11:58 pm  

Nice work!!!!

By hay there alice Wed Feb 4th 2009 at 8:50 pm  

i like it very odd and a little disterbing :}

By Anonymous Mon Jan 19th 2009 at 2:52 pm  

rubbish u can do better

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