Taking Thoughts

The bookmarks sprung up

in odd arrangements on the shelf,

like so many weeds in a garden.

I pulled them a couple of months ago,

All of them.

In part to put out of mind

the sight of unfinished business.

But also to put to rights

the little irritations some books

might endure of a distracted thinker.

Sure, I purposely lost my place,

but is place a deterrent of getting

lost in thought?

Is turning the last page a

guarantee of closing the book

forever?

Apparently not, for the volumes

in the case are still there,

like a well-tended garden,

waiting for thoughts to be taken.

Look closely at the image…how easily the weeds pop up like my own bookcase!

 

5 thoughts on “Taking Thoughts

  1. I love books! So much adventure and experiences to be had. You touch a chord here, again, JerBer. I love you!

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  2. It’s the weeds that raise one’s curiosity in a garden. What is seeded produces a predictable and similar crop. It’s the unusual weed that I refrain from uprooting to watch it grows as it continues to whet my curiosity.

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