Friday, August 29, 2008

Somewhere for Sunday Scribblings

Somewhere

Every time I pick up a book
somewhere becomes real.

Each page is a wing;
each word a footstep.

Somewheres sit on my bookshelves,
a line of geographies.

Today I’m going to visit
the Boston area in two eras

as I finish The Bone Garden
by Tess Gerritsen, who is from Maine.

Tomorrow, another somewhere
will whisk me away.

27 comments:

latree said...

where somewhere is everywhere, then it is anywhere...

paisley said...

what a way to travel... i share your love...

anthonynorth said...

Often the best form of travelling you can do.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, Linda, I love this! I wish we could run off copies and send them to libraries across the world.

Granny Smith said...

You've read my mind about books with their multiple somewheres. I purposely didn't read any other posts before writing my own, or I might have written something suggested by this lovely post.

I hope you have enjoyed The Bone Garden as much as I did.

keithsramblings said...

I so understand what you mean. It's a great way to travel.

Dar said...

I love this Linda-the perfect way to travel...

Devil Mood said...

I know what you mean! It is the quickest, safest, most independent way to travel. And I love it :)

Lirone said...

>Somewheres sit on my bookshelves,
a line of geographies.

Perfect couplet which says a lot in a few words!

Lucy said...

so true! Great response to somewhere!
Right now I am in Tahiti! I dON'T want the story to end, i really like it here!

Giggles said...

Calgon take me away in this perfect way. A book in the bath...is absolute perfection to me!! You nailed it!!

Hugs Giggles

murat11 said...

Ain't it the truth: how quickly we travel. Me gusta "a line of geographies."

blissfulanonymity said...

Oh Yes! I love being swept away to somewhere else by someone's words.

Lela B. said...

Very composed descriptions comparing with geography and travel I think your inspiration from that book is amazing. Like photos inspire artists to paint.

susan said...

Love the concept here. And the sound of 'somewhere.' Thanks for stopping by BES, too.

susan said...

Should also mention, I'm always reading. We love to talk books with you.

totomai said...

oh definitely, books can bring you somewhere. loved the couplet-form like poem

Shadow said...

oh yes you've got it. living in books. somewhere. excellent place to be!

Shawna said...

I really enjoyed this. I agree with the other responses that this is the best form of travel!

gautami tripathy said...

I know what you mean! Only too well...

trying to find a meaning

Jon said...

Loved your piece. You must have read my mind. I always think opening a book to be likened to starting a great adventure. The author leads you
on a journey were only he or she knows the final destination.

Patois said...

What a great reaction to the prompt. I really like the "somewheres" of which you speak.

Nita Jo said...

I am also someone who often makes journeys through the words and pages of a book. Wonderful take on the prompt!

present said...

the somewhere of a story. i didn't think of how books take us places. thanks.

Paul said...

Well said. Book somewheres are truly great places to visit.

bluebethley said...

So many people have posted, Linda, responses to your lovely poem, but one line leaps off the page for me: "Somewheres sit on my bookshelves, a line of geographies". I really liked the way your poem moves from abstract to concrete (Tess Gerritsen's Bone Garden is on my list). And the poem says a lot about "here" as well. Lovely.

Jules said...

I can appreciate this as I love to read and be taken to far-off places or get scared out of my wits! LOL

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